ARC: $25M Available for 2022 POWER Grants!

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) issued a Request for Proposals for our POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. POWER investments help economic diversification efforts in Appalachian communities affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries.

Since 2015, ARC has invested more than $294 million in 369 projects across 354 coal-impacted communities, helping create or retain 35K+ jobs and prepare thousands of students and workers for new opportunities in emerging sectors.

This year, ARC is investing ~$25 million in projects building entrepreneurship, broadband, workforce development, tourism, and more across Appalachian coal communities. Applications are due by April 29, 2022 to help economically diversify your coal-impacted community.