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2019 ARC POWER Initative Workshop
January 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Application Workshops for ARC’s FY 2019 POWER Initiative:
Investing in the Future of Appalachia’s Coal-Impacted Communities
ARC is hosting a series of free regional workshops on how to prepare competitive applications for funding available through the FY 2019 POWER (Partnership for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative to help Appalachia’s coal-impacted communities strengthen and diversify their economies. The day-long agenda will review funding eligibility, process, and requirements as well as information on relevant research about coal-impacted communities, case studies of ARC’s current POWER investments, and extensive networking opportunities.
Community officials, economic development leaders, as well as representatives from nonprofits, educational institutions, local governments, and other interested organizations are encouraged to attend. The workshop will run from 8:30 am-3:30 pm and will include a light breakfast and lunch. Attendance is free, however pre-registration is required as space is limited.
To date, ARC has awarded $120 million through the POWER Initiative to help coal-impacted communities in 309 Appalachian counties diversify and grow their economies. These 149 POWER investments are projected to create or retain almost 14,000 jobs, leverage an additional $403 million in investment, and prepare thousands of workers and students with globally competitive skills and opportunities in the Region’s manufacturing, technology, entrepreneurship, agriculture, and other emerging sectors. Learn more and read ARC’s POWER project summaries to see how these investments are growing Appalachia’s economy at www.arc.gov/power.
The workshop agenda can be found by visiting: https://custom.cvent.com/0BD7634267F044F5ADD0D8162B9B4216/files/bcec25c7fc4e42769f061727c9685aaa.pdf