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Revitalizing Western PA’s Energy Communities

August 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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*Limited individual virtual meetings with agency representatives will be available from 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT 

Pennsylvania State OutlineAttend a virtual workshop to meet directly with federal agencies and local practitioners to learn about available resources and discuss potential projects for regional economic revitalization. This session is tailored specifically to Western Pennsylvania with a focus on the $300 million in federal funding recently announced as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Coal Communities Commitment. Attend to learn how to apply and take advantage of the largest funding for coal communities in the history of the EDA and for more information on other federal funding opportunities.


Welcome & Introductions Briggs White
Deputy Executive Director
Energy Communities Interagency Working Group
9:00 am
Opening Remarks & Overview Gayle Manchin
Federal Co-Chair
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Sheri Collins

Governor Tom Wolf’s State Alternate to the ARC
Penn. Dept. of Community & Economic Development

Brian Anderson

Executive Director
Energy Communities Interagency Working Group
9:05 am
EDA Coal Communities Commitment Christopher Casper
Economic Development Specialist, Pennsylvania
Economic Development Administration
9:30 am
Break 10:15 am
Other Relevant Federal Programs A panel of senior officials representing the following federal agencies:

  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Interior
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
10:30 am
Q&A 11:30 am
Closing Remarks 11:50 am
Event Concludes Noon

*Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for a limited number of individual virtual meetings with federal agency representatives from 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT.


August 12, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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