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POWER 2016 Support for Appalachia
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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.

POWER Grants
In FY 2016, ARC is providing POWER implementation grants and technical assistance grants for activities that address the challenges facing coal-impacted communities in the Appalachian Region. ARC's POWER assistance will also include tools and resources such as technical and capacity-building support.

Implementation Grants
ARC is making available $45 million for POWER implementation grants in FY 2016, to be awarded in partnership with EDA. For information on the grants and how to apply, see the joint Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) "The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative: POWER 2016 Grants."

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.

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Learn more about POWER implementation grants in the POWER FFO Pre-apply for an implementation grant through the POWER Portal Get answers about implementation grants from the POWER FAQ

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.

YouTube iconWatch ARC's webinar on "POWER Technical Assistance Grants: The Application Process."
Learn more about POWER TA grants in the POWER TA FFO Apply for a POWER TA grant through the POWER Portal Get answers about POWER TA grants from the POWER TA FAQ

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