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October 11, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration through ARC Awards $20M to Accelerate Green Textile Manufacturing, Green Energy Technology in Southern and Central Appalachia 

Funding will help revitalize the textile manufacturing industry and remove barriers to deploying smart grid technologies across six Appalachian states.  WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $20 million for two new projects that will bolster green “upcycling” textile manufacturing and smart grid technologies across Appalachian…
October 10, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration through ARC Awards $14.5M+ to Grow Green Manufacturing in Northern and Central Appalachia

Two new ARISE grants strengthen green manufacturing and clean energy production and prepare youth for in-demand jobs across five states.  WASHINGTON, D.C., October 10, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded two new grants totaling over $14.5 million to boost green energy manufacturing and workforce development through its Appalachian Regional…
October 5, 2023

ARC Awards $1 Million to Help Appalachian Local Development Districts Access More Federal Funds for Region’s Communities 

With today’s announcement, ARC has awarded nearly $4 million to 41 local development districts (LDDs) to expand capacity, enhance technical assistance for communities across 11 Appalachian states. WASHINGTON, D.C., October 5, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced $1 million in awards through READY LDDs, one of four tailored…
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, D.C., 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…
July 18, 2023

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…