ARC Awards Nearly $54 Million to Appalachia’s Coal Communities

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded nearly $54 million to 64 projects in 217 counties through our POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, which supports economic diversification in Appalachia’s coal-impacted communities.

The funds will help create new jobs in several industries, expand workforce training, and attract investment to communities affected by the downturn of the coal industry.  With these awards, POWER has invested a grand total of $420 million in 507 projects impacting 365 counties!

Read more about our largest POWER package to date here.