POWER Initiative |
POWER for Economic Diversity in Appalachia
ARC has awarded almost $73 million through the POWER Initiative to help coal-impacted communities in 236 Appalachian counties diversify and grow their economies. These investments will create or retain more than 6,500 jobs, leverage an additional $132 million in investment, and prepare thousands of workers and students with globally competitive skills and opportunities in the Region's manufacturing, technology, entrepreneurship, agriculture, and other emerging sectors. Read our POWER project summaries to learn how these investments are growing Appalachia's economy.
What is POWER?
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 provides POWER implementation grants and technical assistance grants for activities addressing the challenges facing coal-impacted communities in the Appalachian Region. ARC's POWER assistance also includes tools and resources such as technical and capacity-building support.
ARC POWER Grants