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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…
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ARC Launches $73.5 Million Grant Initiative in FY22 to Spur Multistate Collaboration to Transform Appalachia’s Economy Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2022—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) launched Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE), a new initiative to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects across Appalachia. Using the funding provided by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment…
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Appalachian Regional Commission Seeks Regional Leaders for Economic & Community Development Training Opportunities 

Public, Private, Nonprofit Leaders in Appalachia Encouraged to Apply. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2022 — Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) began accepting applications for the fourth class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a free leadership and economic development training opportunity for individuals currently living and/or working in one of…
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Appalachian Regional Commission Seeks Proposals for Economic Diversification Projects in Region’s Coal-Impacted Communities

~$25 Million in ARC POWER Grant Funding Available to Help Communities Affected by Downturn of Coal Industry  WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2022 — Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, which supports economic diversification in Appalachia’s communities affected by job…
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Appalachian Regional Commission to Launch Virtual “Roadshow” Series to Showcase Impact of Strategic Investments in Appalachian Communities

Launching March 1, the Virtual Event Series Will Feature Governors, Community Members, and Economic Development Professionals Highlighting Workforce Development WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2022—Following the reveal of its new 2022–2026 strategic plan, “Appalachia Envisioned,” the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will embark on a virtual event series…
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