Events and Workshops

ARC hosts various events and workshops throughout the year to promote our grant opportunities, hear about pressing issues from Appalachians, and to showcase the work of our partners.

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Appalachian Oral Health Summit

Oral Health is critical to overall health. Poor oral health is linked to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, yet more than 1 in 5 people report not having visited a dentist in the past few years. In Central Appalachia, access to oral health care can be a…

May 21, 2021

WORC Pre-Application Webinars

Join us for a series of five coffee break webinars to prepare a grant proposal under the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC), a U.S. Department of Labor initiative for the Appalachian and Delta Regions. Our WORC technical assistance provider, Chamberlin/Dunn, will provide informational sessions on the nuts and…

May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021

Understanding INSPIRE 2021

Join us on Tuesday, April 27 at 11:00 AM ET for this application workshop to learn more about ARC’s INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative. This info session will give applicants a greater understanding of the INSPIRE Initiative and the qualities of a well-rounded application. ARC will also…

April 27, 2021

Ask #AppalachianLeaders: Live Q&A Session

Join Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows and Alum – Luke Glaser, Bronwyn Lucas, Abbi Peters, and Todd Wilkinson – on Tuesday, April 13 at 2:00 PM ET, as they answer your questions and discuss their experience as #AppalachianLeaders. This Q&A Session will take place live on ARC’s Facebook page. We…

April 13, 2021

Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s New Strategic Plan

Hundreds of Appalachians participated in Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s Strategic Plan, a series of virtual public input sessions and focus groups to identify critical opportunities and challenges facing Appalachia’s economic future. Using insights gathered from these public sessions, coupled with a public survey and…

April 12, 2021 - April 26, 2021

Understanding POWER 2021: An Application Workshop

Join us for this application workshop to learn more about ARC’s POWER Initiative. This info session will give applicants a greater understanding of the POWER Initiative and the qualities of a well-rounded application. After the general session, ARC will release a collection of prerecorded training sessions on the POWER investment…

February 02, 2021

WV POWER Grantees 2020 Summit

At the WV POWER Grantees Summit, we welcome recipients and teams working on Appalachian Regional Commission POWER projects in the Mountain State as well as leaders who are interested in applying for this federal funding opportunity designed to catalyze community and economic development in Appalachia. This year, we will: Celebrate…

December 16, 2020

Curbside Chat: Building A Strong Town For All Ages

ARC and AARP WV hosted this webinar presentation with Strong Towns, an organization dedicated to helping leaders create resilient communities so that all generations have the opportunity to live a good life in a prosperous place. In this presentation, John Reuter from Strong Towns explained how so many American cities…

December 15, 2020

Empowering Faith Leaders to Help Persons with Substance Use Disorder

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has organized a series of four workshops for rural faith leaders to come together to discuss, learn, and share information and resources to help individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). Each workshop will have a specific focus to assist all houses of worship…

December 08, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Informing Improvements to Career and Technical Education Programs

Join state and district leaders, researchers, and other stakeholders for a webinar on creating exceptional career and technical education (CTE) programs that prepare students for high-demand careers. Presenters will share real-world examples from three Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) studies that used participant data to inform CTE program improvements that align…

December 01, 2020

Addressing Trauma in Educational Settings

Join us for the first of three REL Appalachia webinars to learn how educators and school leaders can support students experiencing trauma. Our experts will help you increase your knowledge and understanding of the impacts and symptoms of trauma, share relevant strategies to support students who exhibit these symptoms, and…

November 20, 2020

INSPIRE Initiative Application Workshop

Join us for this 3-session workshop to learn more about ARC’s INvestments Supporting Partnerships in Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative. These three sessions will give applicants a greater understanding of the INSPIRE Initiative, the qualities of a well-rounded application, and how other organizations play a role in recovery ecosystems throughout the…

October 06, 2020 - October 20, 2020