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KACo Leadership Institute: American Rescue Plan and EDA – County Funding Opportunities

This page includes links to resources related to the KACo Leadership Institute virtual training held on August 20, 2021 about new funding opportunities through the Economic Development Administration.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act included $3 billion for economic recovery projects through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA recently announced more details about that funding, including a commitment to invest $300 million of the funds into coal communities. This session covered how to apply for funding and how the dollars can be used for economic recovery from the COVID pandemic.


  • Bertha Partin, Economic Development Representative for Kentucky, Economic Development Administration
  • Phil Paradice, Regional Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration


For more information, please contact:

Bertha Partin
Economic Development Representative-KY
U. S. Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
Atlanta Region
401 West Peachtree Street, N.W. , Suite 1820
Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3510

(606) 337-4031 (Office)
(404) 987-2887 (Cell)


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