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Feed and Seed: Nourishing Upstate South Carolina

In Greenville, South Carolina, Feed & Seed Co. is on a mission to serve farmers and families through a sustainable local food system. Their multi-purpose facility – located in Greenville, County’s most food-insecure zip code – acts as a one-stop shop for both food entrepreneurs…

Ohio, West Virginia

Grow Ohio Valley: Empowering Food Access and Entrepreneurs

What started as an after-school urban gardening program has since blossomed into Grow Ohio Valley (Grow OV), an operation with around 50 employees working toward a single mission: improve the health and economic future of Wheeling, West Virginia through local food. It’s a great mission…

Designing Successful Multistate Projects: Lessons from the Field

November 10, 2022, 11:00 AM - November 10, 2022, 12:00 PM
Interested in learning more about best practices in development and implementation of regional multistate partnerships under ARC’s ARISE Initiative? Join this webinar to hear about critical success factors from other multistate partnerships both within and outside of the Appalachian Region. The American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present a…

Affordable Connectivity in Appalachia

The Federal Communications Commission‘s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) reduces internet access barriers by providing eligible households with up to $30 per month to help cover internet bills. More than 3.5 million households in the Appalachian Region qualify for ACP benefits, but only 1.19 million – just…

ARISE Concept Paper Template

Applicants interested in applying for ARISE funding—for either an implementation or planning award—must first submit a concept paper in PDF format to ARISE@arc.gov. Potential applicants may use the below template as a guide, but it is not a requirement of submission. ARISE Concept Paper Template…

Virtual Event: Obsolete & Unsafe Low-Head Dams of Appalachia

October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM - October 26, 2022, 11:30 AM
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) are bringing together state regulators responsible for dam safety and removal, and economic development professionals for a workshop to discuss best practices from Pennsylvania’s nation-leading dam removal programs and to share ideas across participating states for how to remove…

Central Appalachia: Growing Opportunities Through Local Food

Since 2015, ARC’s POWER Initiative has invested millions in projects working to create jobs, fuel new industries, and prepare students and workers and students for new opportunities in coal-impacted communities. The largest POWER funding package to date was awarded in October 2022, with particular momentum for one emerging sector:…

Frostburg State University: Advancing Technology in Western Maryland 

In September 2021, Frostburg State University received the state of Maryland’s first-ever ARC POWER implementation grant. The $1,480,979 award helped continue the development of the Advanced Technology Center at Frostburg’s Innovation Park, which works to strengthen Western Maryland’s economy by creating new job opportunities…

ARC Announces Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows for 2022-2023

New class of 40 fellows represents public, private, and nonprofit sectors across Appalachia’s 13 states WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2022—Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the 40 fellows selected for the 2022-2023 Class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a free leadership and economic development training opportunity for…