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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|

Regional Board Adjustments to Public Events

As the COVID-19 interruption offers a rapidly changing environment for the global community…Southern Tier 8 Regional Board staff is working to modify public services to support community health efforts. As of March 16, all public events are cancelled through April 30th; all scheduled face-to-face meetings will be held via web or phone call. [...]

March 16th, 2020|Events, Latest News|


The 2020 POWER application is open. Requirements: Letter of Intent due 2/28/20; please cc Southern Tier 8 Regional Board Full proposal submittal due 3/27/20; now 4/24/20 grant writing tips  & the 2020 funding announcement  & previous awards Southern Tier 8's Regional Impact defined here (copy & paste): Not only has [...]

March 15th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Entrepreneurship program for rising 12th grade students in the Southern Tier: Application now due March 31, 2020

The AEA, Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy will bring together 26 rising high school seniors from all over Appalachia to work and learn alongside top entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses leading innovation in the region through a four-week, all expenses paid, immersive experience in Pittsburgh, PA.  You will team up with other students [...]

January 10th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

The Team’s 2019-in-Review…

2019: Southern Tier 8’s Year-in-Review: Municipal & Non-profit assistance: 66 organizations assisted> 27 project concepts reviewed > recommended 7 projects, totaling $956,658! Asset development: Industry Summit: Active Recovery with WDOs & STC: 70 registrants 70% non-profit & government Industry Summit: Food & Agriculture & Hemp with CCE Broome: 190 registrants 16% education 62% [...]

January 8th, 2020|Events, Latest News|

STEM opportunity for teachers & students in the Southern Tier: Application due February 28, 2020

2020 Summer STEM Opportunity for Teachers and 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 2020’s ARC & ORNL Summer STEM Program. (Applications are due before Feb. 28, 2020.) [...]

January 1st, 2020|Events, Latest News|

Investing in New York’s Future Workforce

According to a new ARC report, Industrial Make-Up of the Appalachian Region, examining employment and earnings across the Region in the post-recession period from 2012-2017, the Appalachian counties in New York experienced declines in employment while employment grew in the state’s non-Appalachian counties. In order to support workforce development in Appalachian [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Agribusiness Workforce Survey: SUNY Morrisville

Seeking industry insight from those in the Agribusiness Industry: SUNY Morrisville's Agricultural Business Development Program is conducting a workforce development study to match required skill sets of employers to the design of the FAB Graduate Program at SUNY Morrisville (Food and Agricultural Business). Add your thoughts here Learn more about [...]

November 20th, 2019|Events, Latest News|