Federal Valley Resource Center, United Plant Savers, & Corning Civic Center will collaborate with Ohio University community outreach groups to offer expanded workforce development and healthcare events, while planning for the preservation of cultural heritage and folkways. This work is funded through the Appalachian Regional Commission's POWER grant.
Since 2021, the Ohio Arts Council has been a part of making numerous transformational community arts projects at FVRC possible. The events From Old Savannah to Tablertown, Roots of Athens County, and The Foothills Heritage Art Series all were made possible thanks to their generous support.
Since 2022, Arts Midwest has enabled FVRC to offer artist/community interactive art shows, music, and instructional classes. The events LifeLong Passions, Honky Tonk Ball, and The Foothills Heritage Art Series have all been made possible in part by Arts MidWest.
For everyone who loved the Living Traditions Event Series & Archival Trainings, a huge shout-out of support should be sent to MidAtlantic Arts. Through their Central Appalachia Living Traditions Community Anchor Initiative , Talcon Quinn was able to work closely with FVRC to coordinate a series of hyper-local community events focused on the folkways and arts that make our community so vibrant.
FVRC’s Food Pantry was the proud recipient of the Sisters Health Foundation’s Fall 2022 grant cycle Reponsive Grant. This funding allowed our food pantry to purchase two glass doored standing coolers and a freezer, as well as some stainless steel prep tables. This equipment enabled FVRC's food pantry to store and distribute more food to our community. We are incredibly grateful to be able to expand upon this important work.
FVRC is proud to be a Tier 3 choice food pantry. Through partnership with Southeast Ohio Foodbank and Community Food Initiatives, we are incredibly grateful to be able to offer access to healthy food to our community. Community Food Initiatives has also been instrumental in helping FVRC establish our Community Garden.
Thanks to funding through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, we will begin performing much needed repairs to our entrances to make our facilities much more easily accessible to everyone.
Thanks to the USDA Rural Development, FVRC was able use Congressionally Directed Spending to put new roofs on all four of their historic buildings. This generous grant will allow FVRC to continue to expand their community offerings toward revitalizing Appalachia Ohio.