The POWER Initiative


Welcome to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) 2021 POWER Initiative Application Portal

   The POWER Portal closed on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM (ET), and is no longer accepting applications.   

This portal accepts proposals for both Implementation and Planning (a.k.a., Technical Assistance) grants available through the POWER Initiative.



Notable Dates and Submission Deadlines


Application Portal opens: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:01 AM (ET)
Letter of Intent due: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM (ET)
Full application due: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM (ET)

Before Submitting an Application:


  • Read and complete the Letter of Intent form available at www.arc.gov/power.  You must complete this form by the Letter of Intent deadline (Friday, March 5, 2021),
    or you will not be permitted to submit a POWER application.

  • Review the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) to confirm
    that your 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) Appalachian economic development priorities.  Contact information available at www.arc.gov/power.
    Note:  Notification of relevant state program managers is required for all applicants.



Thank you for your interest in the 2021 POWER Initiative!



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