The POWER Initiative

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


Through this portal, accepts application for either implementation or technical assistance funding available through the POWER Initiative.


Before submitting an application, please review the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative: Federal Fiscal Year 2018– Request for Proposals (RFP) and contact the ARC State Program in the state(s) included in the proposal. The RFP and contact information for the State ARC Programs are available at


Prior to submission of the application, every applicant should contact the state alternate(s) and state program managers impacted by the project proposal. The state officials will ensure that the proposals are in alignment with their state economic development priorities.


A log in account is necessary to use this portal. First time users can click Go to Log In Page to register a new account. Returning users can click on Go to Log In Page 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.


Deadlines and Review


ARC will review applications on a competitive basis with two application deadlines. Cycle 1 applications are due May 1, 2018 by midnight ET. Cycle 2 applications are due August 29, 2018 by midnight ET.


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Thank you for your interest in 2018 POWER Initiative !