Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
04/16/21 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofits organizations, local development districts, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs for projects to assist communities in eligible regions impacted by job loss in the coal industry. Applicants must submit an LOI and contact the funding source prior to applying. Eligible projects are those that benefit communities in the Appalachian region.
The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative makes available federal resources to help communities and regions affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain or logistics industries due to the changing economics of America’s energy production and the coal economy. POWER supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal impacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and reemployment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment. For coal-impacted communities to diversify their local and regional economies successfully, POWER prioritizes targeting federal resources to projects and activities with the following characteristics:
To read about ARC's strategic investment goals, see page one of the guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.
For more details about the ARC's funding priorities, see the following link: https://www.arc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/POWER-2021-RFP.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 183102
- Implementation Grants: The Commission will make individual implementation grants in amounts between $400,000 and $1,500,000 for each project it awards within the congressionally-defined Appalachian Region, with exceptions for broadband deployment projects, which have a range of $400,000 to $2,500,000.
- Planning Grants: Amounts up to $50,000
- Implementation Grants: This period of performance for implementation projects awarded under this RFP may be a minimum 12 months and a maximum of 36 months.
- Planning Grants: For POWER planning awards, applicants can determine the period of performance necessary to meet the objective of their project, which may be up to 12 months (depending on the scope of work).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants are required to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI) using the provided template in PDF format to POWER@arc.gov
Apply online: https://power.arc.gov/
Questions can be emailed to the email address listed above.
Appalachian Regional Commission
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009
Appalachia is made up of 420 counties across 13 states and spans 205,000 square miles, from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The Region’s 25 million residents live in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and all of West Virginia. Map: https://www.arc.gov/about-the-appalachian-region/
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