The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will accept applications for the 2019 round of the Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative from February 1 through April 10, 2019.
Approximately $45 million will be awarded through this competitive grant process. In FY 2019, ARC’s POWER Initiative will continue focusing on regional investments that maximize economic revitalization in the Appalachian region’s coal-impacted communities.
ARC has awarded $120 million to date through the POWER Initiative in order to help coal-impacted communities in 309 Appalachian counties diversify and grow their economies.
The POWER Initiative 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 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.
This RFP is organized to provide a general overview of the POWER Initiative, as well as the specific requirements needed to complete a POWER FY19 grant application.
Completed applications are due no later than April 10, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET.
Questions about the POWER Initiative? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.