Generally exhibit by Xena Bunton, participant in Appalachia Reframed program

Do you have an idea for a creative project that envisions a hopeful future for Appalachia? We want to give you money to make it happen!

Each month of 2023, the Appalachia Reframed program will offer a $1,000 grant to individuals who want to create something that will have a meaningful impact in their communities. We will be funding passionate people in West Virginia, East Kentucky, Southwest Ohio, Southwest Virginia to nurture the next generation of Appalachian leaders and creators. 

Beginning in January 2023, we will be accepting applications for project proposals. Sign up here ( ) to receive an email when the application form launches and to stay up-to-date on the program.


We’re currently recruiting for the Appalachia Reframed Advisory Board!

Want to get the inside scoop on up and coming projects in Appalachia? Would you like to take part in funding creative leaders in the region to foster the next generation of creative Appalachians? 

NMAP is seeking volunteers for an advisory board to oversee the distribution of $1,000 grants for community driven creative projects that drive forward a new future for Appalachia. We are putting together a diverse network of community members of varying ages, race, professions, geographic regions in Central Appalachia, etc. who want to make a difference through investing time and energy in small, actionable projects.

The board will have 10 members, who will review applications and decide on who receives funding. They will also assist in recruiting applicants, spreading the word about the program, and boosting awardees projects.

The board will review and rank all applications prior to meeting once a month throughout 2023 to discuss and debate what project could best use the money. It is expected this work will take approximately 5 hours a month.

Click here to apply to be a part of the Advisory Board!

What are the benefits of being on the advisory board?

  • Meet some amazing fellow Appalachians who are passionate about creating a better future for the region!
  • Network with folks you might otherwise not have access to
  • Learn about the work others are doing to benefit Appalachia.
  • Showcase the awesome things you are working on 
  • Extend opportunity to people that need a boost to get a cool project off the ground. 
  • Movement building for reframing the Appalachian narrative

If this sounds like something you are interested in being a part of and you want to learn more, please reach out to Abi Taylor ( with any questions! Ready to apply? Click here to go directly to the application form.

To learn more about NMAP’s previous work in Appalachia, check out