ARC POWER Funding Opportunity

Apr 04, 2018

ARC POWER Initiative

$50 million for the POWER Initiative to help communities that have been adversely impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector

What is POWER?

POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) is a congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production.

POWER 2018

ARC is now accepting applications for 2018 POWER Initiative funding submitted in response to the POWER request for proposals issued on February 1. In 2018, POWER will focus on investments that are regional, strategic, and transformational and that maximize the economic revitalization of Appalachia's coal-impacted communities and regions. In general, ARC's POWER investments will focus on four areas:

  • Building a competitive workforce;
  • Enhancing access to and use of broadband services;
  • Fostering entrepreneurial activities; and
  • Developing industry clusters in communities.

POWER 2018 Applicant Resources

Learn More About ARC's POWER Initiative