Up to $20 Million in Grants Available for Coal Communities in Appalachia

A process to award up to $20 million of federal grants to areas hit economically by downturns in the coal industry kicked off Wednesday. The Appalachian Regional Commission issued a request for proposals for Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization, or POWER, grants, which are available to states and localities, along with other organizations, like colleges and nonprofits. Priority areas for POWER grants include workforce development, broadband networks, supporting entrepreneurship activities, and building “industry clusters.” The Appalachian Regional Commission is planning to hold workshops and webinars in the coming weeks to provide further information about the grants. To read more, Click Here.