Eastgate and Struthers Granted ARC POWER Awards for Proposals

Sep 16, 2021
Eastgate and the City of Struthers have been announced as grantees of the 2021 Appalachian Regional Commission POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative award.

Eastgate’s project, Voltage Valley Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - Regionalization Study, was granted $50,000 in ARC funding to support an assessment of the existing utilities in the project region (with a focus on water, wastewater, and electric power), as well as a regional implementation strategy that will identify best practices for utility regionalization.

The City of Struthers was also granted $50,000 for its “Reimagining Struthers” project. The purpose of the project is to create a regional strategic plan for green industrial manufacturing in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties in Eastern Ohio (EOH); Hancock County in Northern West Virginia (NWV); and Beaver, Lawrence, and Mercer counties in Western Pennsylvania (WPA).

The POWER Initiative 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.

More information on the ARC’s Power Initiative and the projects funded can be found here.