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ARC Announces $20.3 Million in Additional 2016 POWER Investments for Appalachia
On October 26, 2016, ARC announced the award of an additional $20.3 million in grants through the administration's POWER Initiative to help Appalachia's coal-impacted communities diversify and grow their economies. Building on the $26.7 million in ARC POWER investments announced in August 2016, these grants will benefit an additional 32 Appalachian counties and leverage an estimated $47.7 million in additional investments. Through POWER, ARC has invested a total of nearly $47 million in 174 coal-impacted counties across 9 Appalachian states.
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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.
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