Funding Agency

ARC - Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER)


Funding Agency

Appalachian Regional Commission


Federal Agency

Appalachian Regional Commission

Agency Overview

ARC is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts.

Program Name

ARC - Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER)

Program Website

Program Overview

POWER is a congressionally funded initiative that 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. Within the POWER Initiative, $15 million is specifically available for broadband related projects.

Agency Contact

1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009-1068
Telephone: (202) 884-7700
Email: info@arc.gov.
For questions on specific topic areas, please refer to the contacts listed on the ARC Offices and Staff page.

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g., feasibility)
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g., construction)
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Public Computer Access
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • State and Local Governments
  • Tribal Entities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Electric Utilities/Co-ops

Agency Contact

1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009-1068
Telephone: (202) 884-7700
Email: info@arc.gov.
For questions on specific topic areas, please refer to the contacts listed on the ARC Offices and Staff page.

FY2020 Funding Amount

$45 million

Additional Information

It is expected that POWER for federal fiscal year 2020 (FY20) will have approximately $45 million available pending congressional appropriations. Up to one-third of appropriated funding will be available to fund broadband deployment projects. For more information visit POWER 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP).

Brief Program Description

POWER is a congressionally funded initiative that 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.

Agency
  • Appalachian Regional Commission

Funding Name ARC - Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER)

Funding Image

ARC