The POWER Initiative

Welcome to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Initiative Application Portal

     The POWER Portal closed on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM (ET), and is no longer accepting applications.     

This portal accepts proposals for both Implementation and Planning grants available through the POWER Initiative.

Notable Dates and Submission Deadlines:

Application Portal opens: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 12:01 AM (ET)
Tentative: Virtual Pre-Application Workshop (registration): Tuesday February 21, online
Tentative: POWER/ARISE/INSPIRE TA Workshop #1 (registration): Thursday February 23, Belden, MS
Tentative: POWER/ARISE/INSPIRE TA Workshop #2 (registration): Tuesday February 28, Knoxville, TN
Tentative: POWER/ARISE/INSPIRE TA Workshop #3 (registration): Thursday March 2, Pittsburgh, PA
Letter of Intent (LOI) due: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 5:00 PM (ET)
Full application due: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM (ET)

Before Submitting an Application:

Completed Applications:

  • Must answer all required questions.

  • Should be focused, concise, and relevant.  Application narratives are limited to 15 pages (17 pages for broadband deployment projects).

  • Should not include unnecessary documents, attachments, or materials.  Applicants are limited to 100 pages total for all uploaded attachments.

Additional Notes:

  • A login account is necessary to use this portal.  Users must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) via the online form here.  If approved, users will be sent an email
    with instructions on how to login to the POWER portal.  If the email is not in your Inbox, please check your junk or spam email folder.

  • Need help with your POWER Portal login or other technical issues?  Email

  • For all other POWER Initiative questions, email

  • For general information about the POWER Initiative, please visit ARC's POWER Initiative page on the ARC website.

Thank you for your interest in the 2023 POWER Initiative!

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