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FAO offering grant to help fund partnerships in Appalachia

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is offering grant applications for the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio. The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund supports projects and activities of nonprofit and public organizations in the 32 Appalachian counties in Ohio.

Projects should improve quality of life with an emphasis on education, regional networking opportunities, support for community leaders, and fulfillment of basic needs, all of which are areas Myers worked so passionately to address. Two $800 grants will be awarded in 2022. Applications are available at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Myers and must be submitted by Monday, March 21.

Don Myers served Appalachian Ohio for years as the executive director of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Alliance (OMEGA) and president of the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance (EODA). During his years of service, Myers advocated for the region, bringing countless financial investments to support Appalachian Ohio’s progress in meeting basic needs, including infrastructure development necessary for quality of life and economic progress. The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund remembers Myers’ concern for basic, overlooked needs and celebrates his legacy by providing grants that address those needs throughout the region he held closest to his heart.

The 2022 grant applications are due by Monday, March 21. Applications may be submitted online at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Myers. For any questions, contact FAO at 740-753-1111.

To learn more about the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and opportunities to give, grow and create with FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org or contact info@ffao.org or 740-753-1111.

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