Approximately $48 million will be competitively awarded through a POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) funding in the Appalachian region.

Mar 04, 2020

Approximately $48 million will be competitively awarded through a POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) funding in the Appalachian region. This funding 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 supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment. Strong POWER projects are regional, strategic, and transformational in their approach to economic development. Approximately $16 million or more will be dedicated directly to Broadband related projects. Read the RFP and learn more about the POWER Initiative at  https://www.arc.gov/funding/POWER.asp  For additional information or if you have questions about the program, contact Kathy Zook by email or at (234) 254-1518



2020 POWER Funding Grant Funding Opportunity

 

POWER

 

What is POWER?

POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) is a congressionally funded initiative that makes federal resources available 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 2020

ARC will soon be accepting applications in response to the POWER 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP). Strong POWER projects are regional, strategic, and transformational in their approach to the economic revitalization of coal-impacted communities.

 

How to Apply

Application guidance and requirements are outlined in the POWER 2020 RFP.

 

Important Dates

January 13, 2020: POWER 2020 Application Portal Opens

February 28, 2020, 5:00pm (ET): New Requirement - POWER 2020 Letter of Intent Submission deadline Letter of Intent Submission Form

March 27, 2020, 5:00pm (ET): POWER 2020 Final Applications deadline (Submit to POWER Portal)

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*
Friday, April 24, 2020, 5:00pm (ET):
 POWER 2020 Final Applications deadline (Submit to POWER Portal)

 

Workshop Dates

January 15, 2020: POWER Initiative Application Workshop, Ashland, Kentucky

January 28, 2020: POWER Initiative Application Workshop, Johnson City, Tennessee

 

Important Notes

Applicants pursuing broadband proposals are encouraged to review the Supplemental Guidance for Broadband.

Applicants pursuing capital development proposals are encouraged to review the Supplemental Guidance for Capital Development.

Read ARC's POWER project summaries to learn how these investments are growing Appalachia's economy.

Read Success Factors, Challenges, and Early Impacts of the POWER Initiative report, an analysis and evaluation of the POWER Initiative conducted by Chamberlin/Dunn LLC, a third-party research firm.

For questions about the POWER Initiative, please email power@arc.gov.