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Director’s Update – June 27, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Updates. Before you read further about our new public comment portal, new funding opportunities, and more, please take a moment to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Upcoming Webinar …

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Interagency Working Group Hosts Panel at 2022 Virginia Brownfields Conference

Yesterday, the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) participated in the 2022 Virginia Brownfields Conference. Deputy Executive Director Dr. Briggs White hosted a panel that focused on how federal funding, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, can be used for environmental cleanup, economic development, and more. “The …

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Interagency Working Group on Energy Communities Opens Public Comment Portal

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) today announced it is requesting information from the public to help inform the working group’s efforts. All stakeholders are encouraged to share their views, including energy workers (particularly those related to coal, oil and gas), elected officials, Tribal representatives, …

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Director’s Update – June 14, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Updates. Before you read further about our new public comment portal, new funding opportunities, and more, please take a moment to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Public Comment …

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Director’s Update – May 18, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, Thank you for your continued interest in the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) Director Updates. In addition to funding updates and deadlines, this edition features a recent “how to” webinar recap and a success story out of Pennsylvania. Highlights include everything …

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Director’s Update – May 6, 2022

Dear Energy Community Supporter, From billions of dollars in available funding opportunities, to new resources to help demystify the grant process, I’m pleased to share with all of you this critical information to benefit energy communities and workers. April 23, 2022 marked one year since Energy Communities IWG delivered its initial report to President Biden. To …

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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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