The POWER Initiative

Welcome to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) 2019 POWER Initiative Application Portal


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

Before submitting an application:

  • Review the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative: FY 2019– 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 Note: Notification of relevant state program managers is required for all applicants.

Completed Applications:

  • Must answer all required questions, including the recently added Executive Summary form.

  • Should be focused, concise, and relevant.

  • Should not include unnecessary documents, attachments, or materials.

Additional Guidance:

  • Applications for broadband development projects require unique questions and made via a separate application process labeled in the portal.

  • There is a hard cap on the size of POWER grants: $2.5 million for broadband deployment projects, $1.5 million for implementation projects, and $50,000 for technical assistance projects.

  • Current POWER grantees must have closed out their outstanding POWER implementation project within six (6) months of the application deadline (April 10th). Funds will not be released until the project has been successfully closed out.

ALL POWER Applications Must be received by 5:00 PM (ET) April 10, 2019

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


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.



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Thank you for your interest in the 2019 POWER Initiative!