ARC 2024 POWER Grant

Funding Opportunity

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has released details about its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative for 2024.

The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative provides funding 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. The POWER Initiative supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coalimpacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and reemployment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment.

Individual implementation grants are available in amounts between $400,000 and $2,000,000, with exceptions for broadband deployment projects, which have a range of $400,000 to $2,500,000.

In addition to implementation grants, ARC will also award smaller planning grants in amounts up to $50,000.

Deadline:
April 17, 2024
Amount:
Implementation Grants $400,000 - $2.5M and Planning Grants up to $50,000
Assistance:
Cash Grant
Location:
Appalachia, Kentucky

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants for ARC’s POWER Initiative are the following:

• Local development districts (LDDs)

• Indian tribes or a consortium of Indian tribes

• States, counties, cities, or other political subdivision of a state, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions

• Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education

• Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations

Timing:

Application portal opens: February 1, 2024

Virtual pre-application workshop: February 15, 2024. Register here.

Letter of intent due: March 1, 2024 (5 PM ET)

Proposal due date: April 17, 2024 (5 PM ET)

Cost Share / Match:

Under POWER FY 2024, applicants for an ARC grant must demonstrate a matching share from non-ARC sources that is identified and forthcoming to the project. Matching sources may be non-federal, other federal, or a combination of sources, including in-kind sources. Applicants are encouraged to consider also applying for other federal sources, such as U.S. Department of Labor grant programs for workforce development. The maximum share of ARC assistance is determined by the ARC classification of the county (or all counties) served by the proposed activity. The amount of match required will vary depending on the county designation as defined by the ARC FY 2024 county economic status classification. A table summarizing ARC’s economic designations and the maximum ARC share for each Appalachian county can be found online at https://www.arc.gov/match-requirements-for-arcgrants/.

ARC 2024 POWER Grant

Funding Opportunity

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has released details about its POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative for 2024.

The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative provides funding 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. The POWER Initiative supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coalimpacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and reemployment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment.

Individual implementation grants are available in amounts between $400,000 and $2,000,000, with exceptions for broadband deployment projects, which have a range of $400,000 to $2,500,000.

In addition to implementation grants, ARC will also award smaller planning grants in amounts up to $50,000.

Dates:
-
Date:
Apr 17
Time:
Cost:
Implementation Grants $400,000 - $2.5M and Planning Grants up to $50,000
Assistance:
Cash Grant
Location:
Appalachia, Kentucky

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants for ARC’s POWER Initiative are the following:

• Local development districts (LDDs)

• Indian tribes or a consortium of Indian tribes

• States, counties, cities, or other political subdivision of a state, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions

• Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education

• Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations

Cost Share / Match:

Under POWER FY 2024, applicants for an ARC grant must demonstrate a matching share from non-ARC sources that is identified and forthcoming to the project. Matching sources may be non-federal, other federal, or a combination of sources, including in-kind sources. Applicants are encouraged to consider also applying for other federal sources, such as U.S. Department of Labor grant programs for workforce development. The maximum share of ARC assistance is determined by the ARC classification of the county (or all counties) served by the proposed activity. The amount of match required will vary depending on the county designation as defined by the ARC FY 2024 county economic status classification. A table summarizing ARC’s economic designations and the maximum ARC share for each Appalachian county can be found online at https://www.arc.gov/match-requirements-for-arcgrants/.

Timing:

Application portal opens: February 1, 2024

Virtual pre-application workshop: February 15, 2024. Register here.

Letter of intent due: March 1, 2024 (5 PM ET)

Proposal due date: April 17, 2024 (5 PM ET)

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