2017 Application Guidelines and Overview (PDF)
This RFP provides an overview of grant components, the application and selection processes, program timetables, and grant requirements.
Technical Assistance Guide (PDF)
This detailed guide provides applicants with guidance and information for developing a competitive grant proposal. It includes resources on developing performance measures, crafting a clear project budget, and examples of eligible project activities.
2017 Flex-E-Grant Proposal Form (.doc)
This form outlines the required elements of a Flex-E-Grant proposal. Applications must be accompanied by the included cover sheet.
Budget Worksheet for Application (.xls)
This Excel worksheet includes auto-calculation fields to assist with budget completion and verification of project match. Must be included with all applications for funding.
Examples of Eligible Activities (PDF)
This list is intended to represent the variety of capacity building activities and projects for which Flex-E-Grant funds may be awarded. These examples are intended to provide general guidance regarding categories of eligible activities and to inform project design.
Projects Funded in 2017 (PDF)
This list includes summaries for the 22 projects approved for funding during the 2017 Flex-E-Grant cycle. Total awards amount to $183,100 in grant funds with $84,000 in local matching contributions.
These grants were awarded in economically distressed counties, as designated by the Appalachian Regional Commission, including the following: Carter, Clay, Cumberland, Estill, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Letcher, Magoffin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Morgan, and Whitley.
Three additional multi-county projects with a regional development focus will have beneficiaries and impacts within the counties of Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Whitley, and Wolfe.
Flex-E-Grant Program Fact Sheet
This document shows number of awards and funding areas for the two most recent grant cycles (2015-2016).