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Opportunity Appalachia Informational Session: Tennessee & Virginia Projects

October 06, 2022, 1:00 PM
Opportunity Appalachia is hosting an informational webinar for TN & VA projects on October 6 to share information about the Fall Application Round. The webinar will feature Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development, Bryan Horn, Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and…

Looking Forward: ARPA in Appalachia

September 27, 2022, 11:00 AM - September 27, 2022, 12:00 PM
Gain valuable insight on how the American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) is poised to add jobs and attract additional investment in a multi-county area in TN. Learn about how a NC local development district is working with their communities to maximize the impact of…

Carter, Johnson, Tennessee

A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition Inc.: Growing Achievable Pathways to Employment in Johnson County

Nestled in Northeast Tennessee, Johnson and Carter counties have strengths and challenges similar to many other Appalachian communities. Their location offers rich culture and easy access to outdoor adventures in “mountain and lake country.” However, the mountainous geography has also resulted in limited access to transportation, housing, and other critical…

ARISE Frequently Asked Questions

What is ARISE?Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is a new ARC initiative that aims to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multistate, collaborative projects across Appalachia. With the additional funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021,…

Entire Region

ARC Launches $73.5 Million Grant Initiative in FY22 to Spur Multistate Collaboration to Transform Appalachia’s Economy Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2022—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) launched Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE), a new initiative to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects across Appalachia. Using the funding provided by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment…

ARISE Pre-Application Workshop

September 12, 2022, 2:00 PM - September 12, 2022, 3:15 PM
Join us to learn more about ARC’s newest grant initiative – Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE)! ARC staff will provide information about the RFP, showcase successful project examples, and answer your questions. Register Here…

Murray County, GA: A New Brand

The Murray County, GA team attended the 2017 Ringgold, GA Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative workshop as a disconnected group comprised of community members ranging from Arts Council’s President to a Water Commission’s General Manager. Representing a community with a growing downtown and arts scene, the dedicated volunteers applied in…

Montgomery-Smithers, WV: Gateways to Opportunity

Flanking the Kanawha River in Southern West Virginia, the two small towns of Montgomery and Smithers are working together to establish their status as a burgeoning gateway, surrounded by national and state parks, gorges and rivers, forests and trails. From the Hatfields and McCoys Trail, to the Mammoth Preserve, to…