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March 16, 2017

Council Connections

Bridging Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties



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Dates to Remember

April 26, 2017

5:00 p.m.
Cumberland Country Club

Cumberland, Maryland
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland
 Business Meeting






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Grant Opportunity Now Available


Requests are currently being solicited for the FY2018 Appalachian Regional Commission grant cycle in Allegany, Garrett, and Washington Counties.


Eligible applicants include County Governments, Local Governments, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Projects should be able to demonstrate measurable outcomes and/or economic impact. ARC Projects must be submitted to the respective county commissioners for review to ensure that they meet the minimum criteria set forth by the guidelines and priority ranking no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.


Those interested in submitting a project request should contact the following to obtain further information:

 Allegany County Department of Economic
& Community Development 


 Garrett County Economic Development 


Washington County Office of Community
Grant Management 


Project planning guides: ARC FY2016 Strategy Statement, Appalachian Maryland Development Plan, ARC Five-Year Strategic Plan for Capitalizing on Appalachia's Opportunities 2016-2020, ARC Goals and Objectives FY16, and Guide to ARC Project Performance Measures are available at