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May 3, 2022

ARC Federal Co-Chair Manchin, Governors, and Tourism Experts Highlight Value of Investments in Tourism & Culture in Appalachian North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Building on its $12.3 million investment in 23 tourism and culture projects in FY21, ARC awards additional funding for a high-impact, multi-state outdoor tourism planning project. WASHINGTON, D.C., May 3, 2022—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) held the second in a series of five virtual events (titled the…
April 20, 2022

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…
February 22, 2022

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…
February 10, 2022

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…
January 24, 2022

Appalachian Regional Commission Seeks Applicants Addressing Substance Use Disorder Recovery-to-Work Efforts

$10 million available for ARC INSPIRE Initiative Grants to Help Appalachian Communities and Economies Thrive WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2022 — Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), a federal-state partnership working to strengthen economic growth and community development in 13 Appalachian states, issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its …
January 20, 2022

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

Applications Due March 18, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2022—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) opened applications for two summer opportunities: the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge. Both programs, planned for Summer 2022, are free intensive learning experiences specifically for the Region’s high…
November 30, 2021

ARC Hosts 21st Annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Featuring Economic Development Research Conducted by Region’s College and University Students

150 Students from 15 Colleges and Universities in 10 Appalachian States to Participate in Online Symposium  WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2021—This week, from Tuesday, November 30 to Friday, December 3, 2021, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will host 150 students from 15 Appalachian based colleges and universities at the 21st annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Conference.  …
November 29, 2021

ARC and U.S. EPA Announce Partnership on Community Capacity-Building Pilot Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 29, 2021—During today’s meeting of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their partnership on the Community Capacity-Building Pilot Program, which will help local development districts (LDDs) and local elected officials strategically deploy American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to reignite their regional…
November 16, 2021

ARC Awards $5.5 Million to 17 Projects that Provide Training and Work Support to Individuals Recovering from Substance Use Disorder

The second round of 2021 INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) grants expand on collaborative recovery-to-work efforts to help Appalachian communities, businesses, and individuals succeed.WASHINGTON, D.C., November 16, 2021—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $5.5 million to 17 projects through…