POWER Initiative |
POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) is a multi-agency initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production. ARC is participating in POWER with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and 8 other agencies.
The POWER Initiative supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment.
ARC implementation grants are expected to range between $500,000 and $1.5 million. Interested communities must complete a pre-application through the ARC-EDA POWER Portal. Pre-applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Watch ARC's webinar on "POWER Implementation Grants: The Application Process."
Technical Assistance Grants
ARC awards POWER technical assistance (TA) grants to communities and regions for economic development planning, assessment, and capacity-building activities in Appalachia. A total of $1.2 million is available for these grants in FY 2016. For information on ARC POWER technical assistance grants, see the FFO POWER 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity for Technical Assistance. Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Watch ARC's webinar on "POWER Technical Assistance Grants: The Application Process."
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