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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…
December 14, 2022

ARC Accepting Applications for Summer Study Programs in Entrepreneurship and STEM for Region’s Middle and High School Students

Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy and Appalachian STEM Academy applications due February 10, 2023. WASHINGTON, D.C., December 14, 2022 — Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) opened applications for two summer study opportunities: the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge. Both programs, planned for summer 2023, are…
December 2, 2022

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Hosts 160 Appalachian College and University Students at Community Research Symposium 

Beginning today, students from 16 colleges and universities in 10 Appalachian states will share capstone research at the 22nd annual Appalachian Teaching Project symposium.  WASHINGTON, D.C., December 2, 2022 — The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is hosting 160 students from 16 Appalachian colleges and universities for the 22nd annual Appalachian Teaching Project…
October 6, 2022

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…
September 8, 2022

ARC Awards $12 Million to 33 Projects Supporting Appalachians Recovering from Substance Use Disorder

FY22 Awards for Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative Will Help Build & Expand Services in the Recovery Ecosystem. WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2022—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $12 million to 33 projects through its Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) initiative, which…
August 23, 2022

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…