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December 2, 2021  |  Volume 6, Issue 46
ARC and U.S. EPA Announce Partnership on Community Capacity-Building Pilot Program
On Monday, ARC announced our new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Community Capacity-Building Pilot Program, which will help local development districts and elected officials strategically deploy American Rescue Plan Act funding across Appalachia.

“We are so pleased to join forces with the EPA on the Community Capacity-Building Pilot Program. This partnership will strengthen the depth and reach of the pilot program to help our Appalachian communities maximize this historic infusion of federal funding through the ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery Fund,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin

ARC is also seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide community technical assistance during the next phase of the program. Proposals are due January 14, 2022, at 5 p.m. EST. 
ARC Hosts 21st Annual Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium
150 students from 15 Appalachian-based colleges and universities are joining ARC this week for the 21st annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Conference

Supported by ARC and organized by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), students receive college credit for participating in ATP, and schools participating in ATP offer a directed seminar guiding students in developing and executing field-based research projects specific to the needs of their surrounding communities and in alignment with ARC’s investment priorities

We'll have ATP presentation recaps (and digital posters!) in next week's issue - stay tuned 👩🏻‍🎓
WV Community Development Hub
  • Grantee: WV Community Development Hub
  • Location: Charleston, WV
  • Project: WV POWER Summit
  • Community Need: After ARC's POWER Initiative launched in 2016, the Hub mobilized to offer free resources and training to help eligible WV applicants prepare competitive project proposals.
  • Solution: The WV POWER Summit is an annual gathering of WV-based ARC POWER grantees (and anyone interested in POWER!) to exchange best practices, share application tips, hear from ARC grant management experts, and more. 
  • Local Partners: Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • Outcomes: 7 WV POWER Summits have been hosted, with 150 people attending in November 2021. All summit resources are now available, including video interviews and advice from current POWER grantees. Anyone in the Appalachian Region can benefit from this information!
Fruits of Labor

Fruits of Labor members speak to their work and how ARC POWER support has impacted their growth. 
Grow Ohio Valley

Grow Ohio Valley shares advice for current and prospective POWER grantees. 
Student Resources and Award Winning Business!
ATP Students Share Research Process

Follow along on Twitter as the ATP cohort from University of Tennessee shares their research on electric vehicles! 
Prosper Appalachia Youth Advisory Council

Prosper Appalachia is accepting applications and nominations for the 2022 Youth Advisory Council until December 20th. 

Appalachian Beekeeping Collective Wins Garden & Gun Award

ARC partner Appalachian Beekeeping Collective won top prize in Garden & Gun's “Made in the South” food category.
Community Capacity-Building Pilot: Bank of Credits
ARC seeks proposals from qualified organizations to provide assistance to communities deploying American Rescue Plan Act Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars.

Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on January 14, 2022.

2021 Outdoor Economy Conference: Stewards of Opportunity
April 4-7, 2022

All Events

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