ARC Announces 2023 POWER Initiative Funding

ARC issued a Request for Proposals for our POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative.

POWER investments help create economic growth and diversification 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 $396 million in 449 projects across 360 coal-impacted communities through POWER.

In 2023, ARC is investing up to $65 million in partners and projects boosting broadband, entrepreneurship, tourism, agriculture, and other budding sectors.

POWER Pre-Application Workshops

ARC is hosting several upcoming workshops to answer questions and share best practices so prospective grantees can submit strong applications.


If your organization could use assistance in project development and/or grant writing, please contact your Local Development District (LDD) or email Jennifer Lench at DCED at