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:
Review the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP) to confirm
that your proposal reflects the intent, priorities, and mission of the POWER Initiative.
Contact the ARC State Program Managers for the state(s) included in the proposal to review project ideas and confirm that they are in alignment
with the Appalachian economic development priorities for those state(s).
Note: Notification of relevant state program managers is required for all applicants.
Complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) form via the online form by March 8, 2023 at 5PM ET. The LOI form will be available at www.arc.gov/POWER on February 07, 2023.
Note: A completed LOI is required in order to gain access to a full POWER application.
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.
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?
For all other POWER Initiative questions, email POWER@ARC.gov.
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!