About the Community Capacity Training Hub

Do you have questions about the ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Fund?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in March 2021, makes unprecedented funding available to combat the devastating health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The ARC research department’s preliminary analysis shows that Appalachian counties will receive approximately $5.3B in Local Fiscal Recovery Fund allocations. How can local governments, and the local development districts (LDDs) that support them, make the most impactful use of this funding? In early 2022, ARC launched a training series will build capacity in local governments to take advantage of this large amount of funding and support their communities.

With support from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness is partnering with the National Association of Counties and EntreWorks Consulting to deliver a series of training sessions in 2022 to share key requirements, best practices, and successful case studies related to ARPA’s Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

What is the Hub and How Do I Use It?

The Community Capacity Training Hub is a one-stop shop for training session recordings and slides, companion resources, peer networking and discussions, and engagement with experts. Click on "Discussions" in the top menu to ask questions of your peers or experts. Click on the "Resource Library" to find session recordings, slides, and other informative documents. Click on "User Directory" to reach out directly to peers in the region.

Who Is This Training and Website For?

This training is reserved solely for local government officials and staff and local development districts in the ARC region. Private businesses and other nonprofit entities are not eligible to attend.

How Do I Register for the Hub?

Register for your log in to ARC's Community Capacity Training Hub. Here you will be able to:

  • Explore recordings and supplemental resources from the ARC ARPA Trainings
  • Connect with peers via email and direct contact information.
  • Join in discussions with your peers and subject matter experts and ask questions regarding the funding.

How to sign up for your login

  1. Click here
  2. Click on “New User/Register Now”
  3. Fill out the required information and then click on “Create Account”
  4. You are all set and you will receive an email letting you know when your account has been approved.