Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission

OVRDC is a regional partnership dedicated to the development of Southern Ohio. We coordinate federal, state and local resources to serve members from twelve counties.

Services include:

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for Consumers

Sign up Starting May 13, 2021  The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Communications Commission is asking for help to spread the word about the Emergency Broadband Benefit. This temporary program helps struggling families who know having a broadband connection […]

Comment Now on the 2045 Comprehensive Transportation Plan

Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPO) were created by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to assist with planning and providing input from local stakeholders which helps to build a robust regional transportation system. OVRDC is one of six RTPOs in Ohio serving different geographic regions of the state. Every five years RTPOs prepare a Comprehensive […]

PRESS RELEASE: ARC Awards OVRDC an INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Grant

OVRDC to INSPIRE Recovery to Work Initiative “Southern Ohio Employer Resource Network” with Regional Community Action Partners   Waverly, Ohio – Last week, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded more than $9.4 million to 30 projects through INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE), an initiative addressing Appalachia’s substance abuse crisis by creating or expanding a recovery ecosystem leading to workforce entry or re-entry. The […]

ARC Releases New Study on Tourism

ARC Releases New Study on Appalachian Tourism  Extending Our Welcome Trends and Strategies for Tourism in Appalachia found that most of Appalachia’s 420 counties experience modest levels of tourism, and often struggle to strengthen this sector due to lack of capacity and resources. To help those areas better establish tourism infrastructure and support more vibrant asset-based economies, the […]

Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund

The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund Grant Opportunity is Now Accepting Applications At this year’s County Caucus meetings, OVRDC Executive Director John Hemmings shared information about the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund with attendees. The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio was created to honor the legacy of Don Myers […]

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