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ARC Opens Applications for 2024 Substance Use Disorder Recovery-to-Work Projects

Applications for ARC’s 2024 INSPIRE Initiative to address substance use disorder workforce challenges are due March 8, 2024. WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2024—Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) issued a Notice of Solicitation of Applications for its Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative, which addresses…
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ARC Accepting Applications for Summer Study Programs in Entrepreneurship and STEM for Region’s Middle and High School Students

Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy and Appalachian STEM Academy applications due February 2, 2024. WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2023—The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) opened applications for two summer study opportunities: the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge. Both programs, planned for summer 2023, are free…
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Biden-Harris Administration through ARC Awards $20M to Accelerate Green Textile Manufacturing, Green Energy Technology in Southern and Central Appalachia 

Funding will help revitalize the textile manufacturing industry and remove barriers to deploying smart grid technologies across six Appalachian states.  WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $20 million for two new projects that will bolster green “upcycling” textile manufacturing and smart grid technologies across Appalachian…
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ARC Announces Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows for 2023-2024 

New class of 40 fellows represents public, private, and nonprofit sectors across Appalachia’s 13 states  WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the 40 fellows selected for the 2023-2024 Class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a free leadership and economic development training…
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