Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative

The Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative is a funding opportunity for eligible applicants to:

  • Conduct research on natural gas and natural gas liquid supply and demand opportunities; or
  • Support the implementation of an energy hub for hydrogen produced from natural gas using carbon capture technology.

Congress directed ARC to create this initiative in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021.

Notice of Solicitation of Applications

Accepting Applications Now

Up to $5 million is available for this funding opportunity. Applications are due Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions about the opportunity to

Energy Hub Resource

Learn more about the Appalachian Energy Hub Initiative by watching this instructional video and then submitting questions to by June 21, 2024. Applications due July 24, 2024.
Why an Energy Hub?

Regional Opportunity

Appalachia is well positioned to strengthen regional economies by investing in its energy resilience. The region has the opportunity to leverage its ample access to low-cost natural gas to produce clean hydrogen.


Email to learn more about applying.