The Governor's Office of Appalachia Rapid Response Fund is for projects that have an immediate need or have a significant job creation component. This fund permits the Governor's Office of Appalachia to quickly respond to projects that will have a significant impact in a short period of time. Eligible applicants are community improvement corporations, port authorities, units of local government, and nonprofit organizations. Rapid Response grants follow the same guidelines as the Appalachia Regional Commission area development. Job creation is strongly emphasized when committing Rapid Response Funds.