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ARC Unveils New 2022-2026 Strategic Plan During Annual Conference in St. Paul, Virginia

Incorporating feedback from over 1,800 Appalachian stakeholders, the new strategic plan provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth in the Region.     St. Paul, Va., October 6, 2021—Today, during the opening plenary of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)’s annual conference in St. Paul, Virginia, Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin provided a preview of ARC’s new 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. The strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned: A New Era of Opportunity, is…
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ARC Announces Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows For 2021-2022

 Class Includes 40 Fellows Representing Variety of Disciplines and Backgrounds from 13 Appalachian States    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28, 2021—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced 40 Fellows who will be participating in the third class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute. The class represents Appalachia’s 13 states and includes professionals who live…
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ARC Announces Nearly $46.4 Million to Continue Economic Transformation in Region’s Coal-Impacted Communities 

ARC’s largest POWER grant package to date will leverage entrepreneurship, workforce development, and infrastructure to bolster re-employment opportunities, create jobs in existing or new industries, and attract new sources of investment.  MATEWAN, WV, September 16, 2021: Today, during a virtual event co-hosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Interagency Working Group…
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ARC Issues Request for Proposals for Appalachian Community Capacity-Building Pilot Program

Program will help Local Development Districts and local elected officials consider ways to strategically use American Rescue Plan Act funding to bolster long-term economic health of Appalachian communities.   WASHINGTON, D.C., August 9, 2021—The Appalachian Regional Commission invites proposals from qualified organizations to design and execute a program titled “Community Capacity-Building Pilot” to help Local Development Districts (LDDs) and local elected officials strategically deploy…
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President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal Includes $235 Million for the Appalachian Regional Commission; $1 Billion for Coal-Impacted Communities through the American Jobs Plan

Contact: Janiene Bohannon WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2021—President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal, released today, requests $235 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the American Jobs Plan includes an additional $1 billion for ARC’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative, a competitive…
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An Overview of Coal and the Economy in Appalachia

An Overview of Coal and the Economy in Appalachia, a report commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, details major trends in coal employment and production in the Appalachian Region over the past two decades. The report examines where employment and production losses have been concentrated within the Region, and also…
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ARC Awards $9.4 Million to 30 Projects Addressing Substance Abuse Crisis, Seeks Applicants for Second Round of Funding

INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative Focuses on Recovery-to-Work Efforts as Part of Recovery Ecosystem WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2021—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded more than $9.4 million to 30 projects through INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE), an initiative addressing Appalachia’s…
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ARC Now Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 Class of Appalachian Leadership Institute

Applications Due May 1, 2021  WASHINGTON, D.C., March 15, 2021—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) began accepting applications for the third class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a leadership and economic development training opportunity for people who currently live and/or work in Appalachia. The Appalachian Leadership Institute is an extensive nine-month program focusing on skill-building,…
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Appalachian Regional Commission Launches: “Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s New Strategic Plan”

Virtual discussion series will gather input to inform ARC’s strategic investment plan for fiscal years 2022-2026 Washington, D.C., March 9, 2021 – Today, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s Strategic Plan, a virtual series of public input sessions to identify critical opportunities and challenges…
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Traffic Safety in Appalachia

This research report, commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, seeks to define the traffic safety culture in Appalachia and discusses the causes of the common safety problems in the Region. Drivers in Appalachia must contend with environmental concerns, including expansive rural regions, mountainous and curved terrain, and dense forests exposed…
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