The POWER Initiative

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


     The POWER Portal will close on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM (ET)     

     PLEASE  ENSURE  THAT  YOU  SUBMIT  YOUR  APPLICATION  BY  THAT  TIME     

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



Notable Dates and Submission Deadlines:


Application Portal opens: Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 12:01 AM (ET)
Getting the Grant Workshop #1 (registration): Tuesday, January 23, 2024, Asheville, NC
Getting the Grant Workshop #2 (registration): Tuesday, January 30, 2024, Birmingham, AL
Getting the Grant Workshop #3 (registration): Tuesday, February 6, 2024, Portsmouth, OH
Virtual Pre-Application Workshop (registration): Thursday February 15, 2024, online
Letter of Intent (LOI) due: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 5:00 PM (ET)
Full application due: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 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).  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 [email protected].

  • For all other POWER Initiative questions, email [email protected].

  • 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 2024 POWER Initiative!







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