Community Development Planning Assistance

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

The ARC is a 13-state commission, which fosters development in the Appalachia region of the United States. Eleven of OVRDC’s 12 counties (all but Fayette) lie within the Appalachian region. ARC funding can assist with projects that meet one of four priority goal areas. As a Local Development District (LDD), OVRDC is your first stop for securing funding through the ARC.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

For an administrative fee, OVRDC staff can provide subdivisions with application development assistance, environmental review, and project administration for CDBG funded projects. You can view OVRDC completed Environmental Review Records.

Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC)

OVRDC coordinates this state grant/loan program for the District 15 Public Works Integrating Committee (all OVRDC counties except Clermont). Eligible projects include the construction, repair or replacement of roads, bridges and water and wastewater infrastructure. OVRDC is your first stop for securing funding through the OPWC.

Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation (SOACDF)

OVRDC’s Executive Director serves on the Regional Advisory Committee of the SOACDF, which reviews economic development projects submitted from the county committees. Staff will assist applicants with questions regarding this grant source, which requires job creation.

For the latest news on Community Development Projects visit the News page.

OVRDC provided technical assistance to multiple public and private non-profit organizations in FY 2014, resulting in the following outcomes: 65 jobs created, 715 jobs retained, 17,883 households and 890 businesses served with water and/or sewer, approximately 50,000 people served with up-to-date medical care, 72 people trained for employability and $10,000,000 in private investment leveraged. For a list of all OVRDC ARC projects for 2014 see the 2014 Annual Report.

2014 ARC Program Highlights

The City of Jackson has applied for funding for capital improvements to the Jackson Wastewater Treatment Plant through a CDBG-RPIG grant. The existing wastewater treatment plant is inadequate and unable to treat wastewater adequately during wet weather flow conditions. This project will eliminate this issue and enhance the service of 3,056 sewer customers located in the City of Jackson and adjacent townships.

City of Jackson
Waste Water Treatment Plant

ACRMC purchased new Computed Radiography Reader and Ul-trasound Machines in Fiscal Year 2014 with the help of OVRDC and GOA through a state-funded Appalachia program grant.

Adams County
Regional Medical Center