ARC Launches New Funding Opportunity for Appalachian Regional Energy Hub  

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) launched the Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative, a funding opportunity that makes available up to $5 million 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.  

“From the beginning, Appalachia has kept the lights on in this country—and now, our region is well positioned to continue to strengthen regional economies by investing in its energy resilience,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin. “The Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative’s research and community partnership approach opens the door for our region to be a national model for innovation in energy production, while also maximizing our country’s energy independence.” 

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

Applications are due Wednesday, July 24, 2024. Eligible applicants are encouraged review the notice of solicitation of applications and submit questions about the opportunity to