U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers and Gov. Steve Beshear have announced the approval of a $160,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant to the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) for the Appalachian Innovations Collaborative. The grant will be used to develop Work Ready plans in conjunction with the SOAR initiative.
The Appalachian Innovations Collaborative will work with 200 participants from 13 counties to develop Work Ready plans. Counties in the service area include Breathitt, Floyd, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Knott, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Wolfe, Johnson, Perry and Pike.