News & Events2020-12-03T13:52:11+00:00

Our Team’s Calendar

Key Developments in 2020:

1 Addressing Infrastructure Needs
In 2020, organized a Regional Broadband Collaborative to assess needs and promote additional infrastructure development across 5 counties.  Secured funding for Regional Energy Assessment & Strategy with LaBella Associates, see Planning Resources for more details.
2 Encouraging Asset-Based Economic Development
Industry Summit Series…promoting best practices, collaboration & Southern Tier commerce.  More info @
March: Geospatial Technologies
Re-scheduled for 2021: With co-host AM&T, Advanced Manufacturing with Clean Energy
3 Prioritizing Federal Investment Requests
Assisted 75 unique organizations w/project development inquiries and (17 inquiries & 16 pre-applications reviewed) 7 Area Development applications moved forward to NYS & ARC. Provided technical assistance to partner organizations with 1 ARC POWER proposal, 1 EDA STEM proposal, 1 ARC INSPIRE application and 2 EDA SPRINT proposals.  For 2022 inquiries, see Funding page
4 Serving Community Needs & Connecting Resources
Developing 2022 Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Department of Defense applications for no-cost dental-vision-veterinary care for in Delaware County & construction in Chenango County.
5 Pursuing Public-Private Partnership Workforce Programs
Tier Energy Network (TEN) Inc defining needs for expanding workforce in Clean Energy Industry across Southern Tier.
6 Continuing Project Development
ARC-DOL Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Dislocated & substance abuse disorder returning to work
ARC POWER for Coal-Impact (see latest news)

Latest News

STEM opportunity for teachers & students in the Southern Tier: Application due March 1, 2021

ARC Accepting Applications for Summer Study Programs in Entrepreneurship and STEM for Region’s Middle and High School Students New York State (NYS), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites STEM teachers and eligible HS & MS students to apply for 2021’s ARC & ORNL [...]

January 21st, 2021|Events, Latest News|


The 2021 POWER application is opening Tuesday 2/16/2021. Requirements: Register for the Application Workshop 2/25/2021 Prepare a Letter of Intent before 3/5/2021 & cc: Southern Tier 8 Regional Board Submit full proposal before 4/16/2021 grant writing tips  & the 2021 funding announcement  & previous awards Southern Tier 8's Regional Impact [...]

January 14th, 2021|Events, Latest News|

Appalachia Diseases of Despair, October 2020

Research Finds That Appalachia’s Diseases of Despair Mortality Rates Continue at Disproportionately Higher Rates in Comparison to Rest of Nation   For Women, Diseases of Despair Mortality Rates in Appalachia 46 Percent Higher Than Rest of Country WASHINGTON, D.C., November 19, 2020—Appalachian Diseases of Despair a new report from the Appalachian [...]

November 19th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Our Board’s Schedule

Tentative 2020 meeting dates with key agenda items

Board Meetings:

January 30 : 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Oneonta Office, CEDS Meeting
January 31 : 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Binghamton Office, CEDS Meeting
Feb 6 : 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta Annual meeting, Officer Elections (Finance Committee: 10am)
April 2: 11 am, Virtual meeting due to public health crisis (TIER Board, Finance: 10am)
June 4: 11 am, Binghamton, Fiscal Audit Final Review (Finance Committee: 10am)
October 1: 11 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton & Otsego Now Offices, Oneonta FY2021 Investment Requests & draft organizational budget (Finance Committee: 10am)
December 18: 11 am, Binghamton, 2020 Budget (Finance Committee: 10am)

Planning Committee & Project Review Meetings:

January 9: 10 am, Southern Tier 8 Offices, Binghamton Energy Infrastructure Assessment, 2020 schedule
June 19: 10 am, Sidney Library, Project Review Committee Meeting
August 21: 10 am, Cortland, Project Review Committee Meeting
September 24: 10 am, ST8 Binghamton Office, Project Review Committee Meeting
ARC Area Development Grants: Information Sessions (free, no registration required): CANCELLED due to public health crisis