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  • Website images - POWER Webcast Webcast: Submitting a POWER Proposal
  • Poem- We Come - JTF Just Transition Fund Grantees
  • Screen shot 2013-08-02 at 3.42.02 PM Member News and Events
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  • Promising Sectors video title Promising Sectors Video
  • Chorus Foundation Logo - RFP Chorus Foundation RFP
  • Working Framework Appalachian Transition Framework
  • AppFellows1 Appalachian Transition Fellowship
Website images - POWER Webcast

The Network, in partnership with the Rockefeller Family Fund and Sustainable Strategies, hosted a webinar that covered the nuts and bolts of submitting a federal POWER proposal. The webinar was open to Just Transition Fund recipients and we encourage other communities to hear this valuable information to strengthen their proposals. Please click here to download the webcast  [Read More]

Poem- We Come - JTF

Rockefeller Family Fund and the Appalachia Funders Network are pleased to announce the grant recipients of the Just Transition Fund (JTF). The purpose of this fund is to help coal-impacted communities submit competitive proposals to the Federal Partnerships Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. We saw a high demand for these grants, receiving 54 applications requesting  [Read More]

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Network Featured at the Policy Summit Members and partners of the Appalachia Funders Network participated in a panel discussion called “Learning from Unconventional Partnerships” at the Policy Summit, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Panelists (listed below) shared how the Appalachia Funders Network collaborates with foundations, community development organizations, the Appalachian Regional Commission,  [Read More]

Poem- We Come - We Come

Margo Miller, Co-Chair of the Appalachia Funders Network Steering Committee crafted the below poem from the presentations and tweets at the Gathering. She read it at the closing of our learning day, Wednesday April 15, 2015. We Come from a place where The fog from the mountains look like crushed velvet a place of natural  [Read More]

Promising Sectors video title

Take a peak into some of the innovative efforts to advance the economic transition in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Below is a video where we highlight some successful efforts in the local food, health, renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. These examples punctuate the opportunities that unite the entire Central Appalachian region. Accelerating Appalachia’s  [Read More]

Chorus Foundation Logo - RFP

In late 2013, the Chorus Foundation committed ten years of funding to advance a just transition in Eastern Kentucky, with a particular interest in Appalachian counties. The Foundation’s focus on just transition to a post-coal economy in Appalachian Kentucky is anchored by two grantees, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) and Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED). In addition,  [Read More]

Working Framework

Network members have worked to develop a common analysis and set of shared strategies to accelerate Appalachia’s economic transition. This body of knowledge was brought together into the working framework, below, for the purpose of aligning individual efforts and creating a more coordinated body of development work in the region. We invite you to help  [Read More]

AppFellows1

AppFellows in the News The Appalachian Transition Fellowship is making waves in various media outlets! Click here for a profile of AppFellows in Yes! Magazine Click here for a brief interview between WMMT’s Mountain Talk host, Mimi Pickering and Kierra Sims from the Highlander Center, which coordinates the program See below for an announcement of the  [Read More]