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USDA, Energy Communities IWG Host Two-Part Virtual, “How to” Workshop on Federal Grant Applications

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Rural Workforce Innovation Network (RWIN) and the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) wrapped up a two-part virtual workshop on applying for and managing federal grants. Rural communities, especially those that are under resourced, often face challenges …

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IWG Executive Director Keynote Speaker at Focus Forward 2022

Today, IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D. participated in the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative (WVPEC) Focus Forward 2022 event in Morgantown, West Virginia, as a keynote speaker. Focus Forward 2022: West Virginia’s New Narrative showcased stories of innovation in government and industry, resiliency in education, and leadership in the changing culture of work in …

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Federal Interagency Working Group Kicks-Off Energy Communities Week 2022

One year ago, on April 23, 2021, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) delivered its initial report to President Biden. This report identified 25 energy communities hard-hit by coal mine and power plant closures that are priorities for investment and engagement; nearly $38 billion in …

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IWG Executive Director to Participate as Keynote Speaker at West Virginia Public Education Collaborative Focus Forward Event

IWG Executive Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., will be a keynote speaker at Focus Forward 2022: West Virginia’s New Narrative. He will share insights into the IWG’s efforts to support West Virginia’s energy communities and energy workers. Hosted by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative (WVPEC), Focus Forward will take place Wednesday, April 27 from 9 …

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IWG Deputy Executive Director Joins Panel at Regional Carbon Management Workshop in Ohio

Today, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization Deputy Executive Director, Briggs White, Ph.D., joined a panel on energy jobs at the Regional Carbon Management Applicant Education Workshop in Columbus, OH. This workshop was the first of three in-person regional workshops hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s …

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IWG, USEA Host Workshop on Opportunities for Energy Communities to Repurpose Fossil Energy Assets

Today, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization and the United States Energy Association (USEA) hosted a half-day workshop that explored the many benefits of repurposing legacy fossil fuel infrastructure, including closed coal mines, coal power plants, and orphaned oil and gas wells. “Repurposing Fossil Assets” featured local …

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Federal Energy Community Interagency Working Group Announces Investments and Worker Strategies for Appalachia

White House officials, federal agencies, state leaders and public and private sector convene for listening session on energy transition investments and opportunities for Appalachia CHARLESTON, W. Va.—Today, President Biden’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization—a partnership among the White House and nearly a dozen federal agencies—committed to pursuing …

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White House, Federal Agencies Host Webinar on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments for Energy Communities

Today, energy community leaders from across the nation joined representatives from the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization and the White House for a webinar focused on funding opportunities made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) that can support projects urgently needed by many energy communities. This virtual …

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IWG Hosts Webinar to Debut Online Clearinghouse Tool, which Helps Energy Communities Access Critical Federal Funding

The Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization hosted a virtual workshop today to guide energy community leaders through its new online clearinghouse tool that curates relevant opportunities from across the federal government in one easy-to-access location. This free, digital database of federal funding opportunities currently houses over 60 …

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One-Year Anniversary of the IWG’s Launch: A Recap and Look Ahead

One year ago, on Jan. 27, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order establishing the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. Its goal then and now is to adopt a government-wide approach to ensure traditional energy communities and workers have access to the critical resources necessary to support …

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