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February 1, 2024

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…
January 31, 2024

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…
January 30, 2024

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…
January 8, 2024

ARC Opens Applications for 2024 Substance Use Disorder Recovery-to-Work Projects

Applications for ARC’s 2024 INSPIRE Initiative to address substance use disorder workforce challenges are due March 8, 2024. WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2024—Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) issued a Notice of Solicitation of Applications for its Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative, which addresses…
December 19, 2023

Business Development Grants from ARC Created 29,000+ Jobs and Brought $923M in Private Investment to Appalachia, According to New Report 

The report highlights 10 successful grant projects as case studies, demonstrating the impact of the strategies used to address community challenges. WASHINGTON, D.C., December 19, 2023—A new report released today shows that Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) investments in business development projects facilitated the creation or retainment…
December 12, 2023

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 2, 2024. WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2023—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 free…
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…