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Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits
  • State Governments

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

NOSA was released in March, with application deadline in July. Decisions are expected in fall 2024.


Area Development Program

Funded by:

Appalachian Regional Commission


Section 11506(e) of the IIJA amended the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 by adding Section 14511, the Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative (40 U.S.C. 14511). The statute authorizes ARC to provide technical assistance, make grants, enter into contracts, or otherwise provide amounts to individuals or entities in the Appalachian Region to conduct research and analysis regarding the economic impact of an ethane storage hub in the Region. This storage hub will support more effective energy market performance due to the scale of the project. ARC is further authorized to make funds available for projects and activities with the potential to significantly contribute to the economic resilience of the area in which the project is located. A possible storage hub project would be one with the capacity to store and distribute more than 100,000 barrels per day of hydrocarbon feedstock with a minimum gross heating value of 1700 Btu per standard cubic foot (40 USC 14511[a]). ARC may also provide technical assistance to make grants to, enter into contracts with, or otherwise provide amounts to individuals or entities in the Region for projects and activities that will help establish a regional energy hub in the Region for natural gas and natural gas liquids, including hydrogen produced from the steam-methane reforming of natural gas feedstocks.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Up to total available of $5,000,000, depending on proposal.
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions about the opportunity here.

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