Approximately $45 million will be competitively awarded through a POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) funding in the Appalachian region.

Feb 07, 2019

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. For additional information or if you have questions about the program, contact Kathy Zook by email or at (234) 254-1518

ARC will begin accepting applications for funding on February 1, 2019, and are due April 10, 2019, 5:00pm (EDT).

POWER information:

2019 Regional Workshops:

Register for ARC's POWER Workshops to learn about 2019 funding opportunities.

Workshops will be offered at the following four locations:

  • Guntersville, Alabama: Thursday, January 24
    Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge
  • Morehead, Kentucky: Thursday, February 7
    Morehead State University
  • Johnson City, Tennessee: Wednesday, February 13
    ETSU Millennium Centre
  • Morgantown, West Virginia: Wednesday, March 6
    Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place