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$47.1 Million in Awards for Region’s Coal-Impacted Communities

October 17th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) today announced awards of more than $47 million to 54 projects through the POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative, which directs federal resources to economic diversification projects in Appalachian communities affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries. This is the largest POWER awards package to date since the initiative launched in 2015. Governor Hogan is hosting this year’s annual ARC conference at Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Cumberland—the first edition of the conference held in Maryland in 30 years.