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ARC Announces $26.7 Million in 2016 POWER Investments in the Appalachian Region
On August 24, 2016, ARC announced the award of $26.7 million in grants through the administration's POWER Initiative, benefitting 142 counties in 8 Appalachian states. The funded projects will leverage an estimated $49.4 million in additional investments in the Region.
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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.
For information on implementation grants and how to apply, see the joint Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) "The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative: POWER 2016 Grants." Interested communities must complete a pre-application through the ARC-EDA POWER Portal.
Watch ARC's webinar on "POWER Implementation Grants: The Application Process."
Technical Assistance Grants
ARC awards POWER technical assistance (TA) grants to communities and regions for economic development planning, assessment, and capacity-building activities in Appalachia. A total of $1.2 million is available for these grants in FY 2016. ARC announced the first round of TA grants in August 2016. For information on ARC POWER technical assistance grants, see the FFO POWER 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity for Technical Assistance. Grant applications are accepted through the ARC-EDA POWER Portal.
Watch ARC's webinar on "POWER Technical Assistance Grants: The Application Process."
For questions about the POWER Initiative, please email email@example.com.