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Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER)

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Other Infrastructure
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

Pre application workshop will be held on February 15, 2024. Register here.

Letter of Intent due March 1, 2024


Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative

Funded by:

Appalachian Regional Commission


The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America’s energy production.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

2024 Notice of Solicitation of Application can be found here.

Letter’s of Intent are to be submitted here.


PLEASE NOTE: Before submitting an application, every applicant is required to contact the state program managers of the states impacted by the project proposal. The state officials will ensure that the proposals are in alignment with their state Appalachian economic development plans and strategy statements. If this action is not completed, then the application will not be moved forward in the review process. A list of all ARC program managers is available here.


Contact Information

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