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ARC Launches Capacity-Building Opportunity for Community Foundations

READY Community Foundations is a six-week training and funding initiative to help community foundations in the Appalachian Region strengthen operations, programming and fundraising.  WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2024 –Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the launch of  READY Community Foundations, one of four tailored… Read More

ARC Awards Nearly $1.7 Million to Grow Workforces in Cybersecurity, Infrastructure and Housing Capacity Across Six Appalachian States

Four new multi-state ARISE grants spur economic development in key industries in Appalachia. WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded four new grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to develop workforce capacity plans in key industries— cybersecurity, infrastructure, geographical information systems (GIS) development and housing. The grants,… Read More

ARC Selects 90 Local Governments to Receive No-Cost Training, Access to Funding through READY Local Governments Initiative 

READY Local Governments will provide training, expert guidance, and funding opportunities to help local governments in the Appalachian Region apply for, manage, and implement federal funding. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the 90 local government entities, representing 12 Appalachian states, selected to participate… Read More

ARC Awards $17 Million to Multi-state Workforce and Tourism Development Projects

Two new ARISE grants promote multi-state solutions to outdoor recreation tourism and behavioral healthcare challenges across Appalachian Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2024—Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded two new grants totaling $17 million to boost outdoor recreation tourism and strengthen the behavioral healthcare… Read More

ARC Launches New Funding Opportunity for Appalachian Regional Energy Hub  

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) launched the Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative, a funding opportunity that makes available up to $5 million for eligible applicants to:   “From the beginning, Appalachia has kept the lights on in this country—and now, our region is well positioned… Read More

ARC Awards Nearly $1.7 Million to Multi-state Economic Development Projects in Northern and Central Appalachia

Four new ARISE grants promote multi-state solutions to transit, tourism, downtown revitalization and local investment challenges in Appalachia. WASHINGTON, D.C., February 29, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded four new grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to boost transportation, downtown revitalization, tourism and local access to capital through its… Read More

Update from the Appalachian Regional Commission 

Guy Land, ARC congressional liaison, was discharged from a University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) hospital this afternoon, and will continue his recovery in the DC area.  ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin was discharged from a UAB hospital yesterday afternoon, and is continuing her recovery in West Virginia with family.   Both… Read More

Update from the Appalachian Regional Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31, 2024—ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin was discharged from a University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) hospital this afternoon. She is now in West Virginia continuing to recover with support from her family. She is grateful for the outpouring of well wishes from partners throughout Appalachia and beyond, as… Read More

Statement from the Appalachian Regional Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2024—On Monday afternoon, ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin and Guy Land, ARC congressional liaison, traveled to Birmingham, AL, to attend an ARC grant workshop. While they were driving from the airport to their hotel, another vehicle struck their car. Federal Co-Chair Manchin and Mr. Land were… Read More