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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|

Afterschool programs for families in the Southern Tier: September 2, 2020

Please join us Wednesday at noon to hear about expanded afterschool opportunities for families from: Drew Deskur - Kopernick Observatory and Science Center JoAnne Morak - Girl Scouts and the solar STEM  lab at Amahami Faith Vavra – Congressman Brindisi’s office for Congressional STEM initiatives Register to attend virtually 9/2/2020, [...]

August 31st, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Economic Innovation + Ingenuity During COVID – An Appalachian Perspective VIRTUAL programs in August & September

APPALACHIA’S DUAL PANDEMICS: SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND COVID-19 Before confirmed COVID cases appeared in Appalachia, the Region was already experiencing epidemic levels of substance abuse and overdose deaths in comparison to the rest of the country. This session, moderated by RecoveryOhio Director Alisha Nelson, will explore how Appalachia communities in Ohio, [...]

July 28th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Collaborative Support for Broadband Expansion

Southern Tier 8 Regional Board and partner agencies in Broome, Chenango, Cortland, and Delaware counties announce continued support for broadband expansion across the region. PURPOSE: To increase internet accessibility for telecommuting, telehealth and remote learning opportunities for employers, residents, students and patients throughout the region. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT. THE [...]

July 22nd, 2020|Events, Latest News|

2020 Watershed Virtual Forum: Upper Susquehanna Coalition & OCCA

Join the Upper Susquehanna Coalition & Otsego County Conservation Association Wednesdays in July & August for  a new mini-session series highlighting conservation initiatives, projects, hosting discussions and sharing information throughout the Upper Susquehanna watershed, the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Topics will be geared toward land owners, conservation districts, municipal [...]

July 2nd, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Request for Proposal: Developing the Southern Tier’s Opportunity Zone Portfolio

PROPOSAL: Southern Tier 8 Regional Board is seeking an experienced economic development consultant to work with economic development and community planning teams across rural Upstate New York to develop an online Opportunity Zone platform, promoting investment in 19 federally designated Opportunity Zone areas. Please reply with an electronic letter proposal [...]

June 29th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Federal Data Resource for Substance Use Disorder: Rural Community Toolbox

Explore the newly launched Federal Rural Community Toolbox and Substance Use Disorder clearinghouse. Created by the Trump Administration with the express purpose of connecting rural leaders with funding, data, and information to combat drug addiction in rural America, with resources from 16 different Federal departments and agencies, the Rural Community [...]

June 25th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC): Federal Investment request due July 29, 2020

2020 grant initiative funded by the US Department of Labor, in collaboration with ARC &  Delta Regional Authority The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the alignment of regionally driven, comprehensive approaches to addressing economic distress and the necessary workforce development activities to ensure a workforce capable of succeeding [...]

May 1st, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Local Municipal Leadership Training: Department of State Division of Local Government Services

Municipal officials seeking basic information about local government powers and duties can look to the Department of State for such information. Basic and intermediate courses can benefit members of planning boards and zoning boards of appeals, elected officials, enforcement officials and other municipal employees. The course content is intended to [...]

April 28th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Appalachian Leadership Institute: Accepting applications for 2020-2021

Since October, community members from across Appalachia have been convening to learn leadership skills and economic development best practices to take back to their communities and help Appalachia thrive. They are taking part in the Appalachian Leadership Institute – a program of the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the [...]

April 13th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Directory of COVID-19 resources available to all industries across the Southern Tier: REQUEST WITH PAYROLL ASSISTANCE The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the [...]

March 19th, 2020|Events, Latest News|