Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Appalachian Voices
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

POWER Initiative Grants Awarded

Friday, October 7, 2016 15:26
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

On Aug. 24, the White House announced the recipients of $38.8 million in POWER Initiative grants. This federal program provides assistance to communities economically damaged by the collapse of the coal industry.

A majority of the 29 projects receiving funding are in in Central Appalachia. Other funded projects are in Alabama, Texas and Pennsylvania.

The POWER Initiative provides money for projects that will help communities transition to a post-coal economy. Funded projects include the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program in Hazard, Ky., which received $2.75 million to provide technical job training to young adults and unemployed or underemployed older adults, and Appalachian Sustainable Development in Abingdon, Va., which received a $1.5 million grant to “develop a coordinated local foods distribution network throughout Central Appalachia.”

For a complete list of funded projects, visit

— Elizabeth E. Payne

Protecting the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountain Region

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.