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September 26, 2023

ARC Announces Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows for 2023-2024 

New class of 40 fellows represents public, private, and nonprofit sectors across Appalachia’s 13 states  Washington, DC, September 26, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the 40 fellows selected for the 2023-2024 Class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a free leadership and economic development training…

ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin, Gov. Beshear Award Millions in Flood Recovery Funds; Announce Coach John Calipari as Keynote Speaker of ARC 2023 Conference in Ashland, KY 

ASHLAND, Ky., July 18, 2023— Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin and ARC States’ Co-Chair Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced more than $5 million to help Kentucky’s flood-impacted communities recover and rebuild. They also announced that registration is now officially open…
June 8, 2023

ARC Releases New Data Revealing Appalachia’s Economic Improvements, Key Vulnerabilities Compared to the Rest of the U.S.

“The Chartbook features 300K+ data points on Appalachia’s economy, income, employment, education, and more. WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2023—New data released today by the Appalachian Regional Commission for the 13th annual update of The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey indicates that Appalachia…
May 11, 2023

ARC Awards Nearly $500K to Help Five Appalachian Kentucky Area Development Districts Apply for More Federal Funds  

First round of new funding is made available through ARC’s READY LDDs [local development districts] initiative, with additional grantees to be announced in June of 2023. PINEVILLE, KY., May 11, 2023–Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced nearly $500,000 in new funding to the following Appalachian Kentucky area development districts…
April 11, 2023

ARC Seeking Applicants for Region’s Leading Economic Development Training Opportunity

Public, private, and nonprofit leaders throughout Appalachia are encouraged to apply for ARC’s free nine-month training program. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) opened applications for the fifth class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute (ALI), a free leadership and economic development training opportunity for individuals currently…
March 21, 2023

ARC Co-Chairs Gayle Manchin & Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear Announce 2023 ARC Annual Conference Location and Theme

“Appalachia Rises: Resilience, Strength & Transformation” will bring together Governors, state partners, and economic development experts in Ashland, Kentucky this September. ASHLAND, Ky., March 21, 2023—Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin and States’ Co-Chair Governor Andy Beshear convened in Ashland, Kentucky today to announce the theme, location and…
January 17, 2023

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Seeks Applicants Enhancing Support Services in Appalachia’s Recovery Ecosystem

Up to $13 million available in FY 2023 for ARC INSPIRE Initiative grants to help Appalachian communities address substance use disorder crisis WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2023—Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative.
January 11, 2023

ARC Awards $6.3 Million to Bolster Broadband Access Across 50 Communities in Every Appalachian Subregion 

The first-ever grant funded through ARC’s new Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE), led by Connect Humanity, will provide support to under-connected communities throughout Appalachia, better positioning them to grow broadband economic opportunities. WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2023—Today, ARC awarded $6.3 million through its new…