Friday, February 8, 2019

Appalachian Regional Commission Accepting Applications For POWER Workforce, Economic Revitalization Grants

The federal Appalachian Regional Commission is now accepting applications for the POWER Workforce and Economic Revitalization Grant Program.  Applications are due April 10.
This program  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 investment priorities include:
-- Building a competitive workforce;
-- Enhancing access to and use of broadband services;
-- Fostering entrepreneurial activities; and
-- Developing industry clusters in communities; and
-- Strengthening substance abuse response.
Eligible funding applicants include:
-- Local development districts;
-- 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; and
-- Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations.
Before submitting a funding proposal, potential applicants must contact the appropriate ARC state program manager for specific guidance pertaining to the eligible use of POWER funds in their state.
Click Here for all the details.  [Note: The Trump Administration proposed to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission, so apply now.]

(Reprinted from a Twitter post by the Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation.)

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