Local Government & Non-Profits

Infrastructure

The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission offers investment and grant assistance services to the Southern Alleghenies Region.

Specific planning and technical assistance is available for preparing grant applications for the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and other state and federal grant programs.

The EDA and ARC programs are intended to promote economic growth by developing the infrastructure for job creation. The Commission staff’s expertise is available to local economic developers, planners, municipal officials, and non-profit organizations seeking assistance for project planning, development, and proposal packaging.

SAP&DC can provide information on federal and state programs and offer the technical assistance needed to make a proposed project a reality. SAP&DC will help the organization complete a project profile and prepare an assessment of the project. The Commission prioritizes projects for the funding sources, prepares and submits preliminary applications and final applications, and guides the applicant through the funding process. 

For more information, please contact Brandon Carson, Director of Planning & Community Development at (814) 949-6506 or via e-mail bcarson@sapdc.org.