The POWER Initiative

Welcome to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) 2018 POWER Initiative Application Portal


This portal accepts proposals for both implementation and technical support available through the POWER Initiative.

Before submitting an application:

  • Review the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative: FY 2018– Request for Proposals (RFP) available at to confirm the proposal reflects the intent, priorities, and mission of the POWER Initiative.

  • Contact the ARC State Program in the state(s) included in the proposal to review project ideas and confirm they are in alignment with relevant state(s) economic development priorities. Contact information available at

Completed applications:

  • Must answer all required questions, including the recently added Executive Summary form. [applicants resubmitting proposals must also complete this section]

  • Must be received by midnight (ET) August 29, 2018

    • TIP: upload all application materials at least 48 hours before the deadline to insure all materials are successfully submitted.

  • Should be focused, concise, and relevant.
  • Should not include unnecessary documents, attachments, or materials.


A log in account is necessary to use this portal. First time users can click Go to Log In Page Button to register a new account. An email will be sent to verify your email address Please click the link in the email to verify your user login. If the email is not in your Inbox, please check your junk or clutter email folders. Returning users can click on Go to Log In Page Button to log in. Once logged in, users can submit a new POWER application, work on an existing application, or check the status of a submitted application.


ARC will review applications on a competitive basis.


Need help with POWER Portal login or other technical issues? Email
For all other POWER Initiative questions, email


Thank you for your interest in 2018 POWER Initiative!