The Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), a coordinated program through the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, and the Ohio Valley Employment Resources organization were recently awarded a $1.7 million Make It in America Challenge Grant to help fund worker training, domestic business investment and supply chain access, according to the Ohio Conference of Community Development, Inc. The grant – part of a national $20.5 million challenge grant program – will target the metal fabrication, polymers and chemicals, and other manufacturing industries throughout the region. The $1,700,844 grant "includes $400,888 from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration and $1,299,956 from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration." For more, read the full news release.