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In the Region This Week
A Pennsylvania town builds new opportunity after coal; IMCP boosts northwest Georgia's floor-covering industry; and Huntsville tops list of best cities for STEM graduates.  Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly news snapshot.

POWER Workshops Registration Now Open
ARC is co-hosting a series of technical assistance workshops in Appalachia this spring to help coal-impacted communities determine whether they are eligible for POWER Initiative funding, identify potential projects and collaborators, and apply for support for project implementation and/or technical assistance. The POWER workshops are free and open to the public.  Register now

POWER Technical Assistance Support Available for Appalachia's Coal-Impacted Communities
ARC is now accepting applications for technical assistance through the 2016 POWER Initiative to help Appalachia's coal-impacted communities with economic development planning, assessment activities, and capacity building to create a more vibrant economic future. $1.2 million is available through this technical assistance effort, which complements the $45 million available through ARC's POWER Initiative implementation grants. Learn more

POWER Initiative Webinar Series to Continue through June 1
Register now for the next webinar in a biweekly series ARC will hold this spring to offer help with planning and applying for POWER Initiative grant funding. Upcoming webinar dates are May 4, May 18, and June 1.  Learn more and register

Obama Administration Announces $65.8 Million Available for Economic and Workforce Development in Coal-Impacted Communities
Through the administration's POWER Initiative, communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal economy can apply for resources from ARC and EDA to develop new strategies for economic growth and worker advancement.  Press release

ARC Announces $45,000 Grant to the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham to Promote Public Health
The award is part of an effort by the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, to promote health in Appalachian and southern states.   Press release


POWER Initiative 2016 Webinars
May 4: ARC POWER Technical Assistance Application Process

May 18: Where to Find Matching Funds

POWER Initiative 2016 Workshops
May 18: Sutton, WV
May 24: Tuscaloosa, AL

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