Capito and Manchin announce over $14 million in ARC POWER Grants

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Charleston, WV (WOAY) – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announce 15 Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grants.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded the grant totaling $14,716,938. The funding will support local organizations focused on ongoing issues in West Virginia such as broadband expansion.

Individual awardees and project titles:

  • Summers County Commission: Summers County Broadband Expansion Project – $2,400,000


  • Boone County Community & Economic Development Corporation: Rock Creek Development Park Broadband Project – $1,692,507


  • Region 4 Planning & Development Council: Creating WV’s Largest Maple Syrup, Mushroom, Field, and Floriculture Production Systems – $1,500,000


  • Grow Ohio Valley, Inc.: Wheeling Food Ventures: Small Farm and Food Business Acceleration in the Ohio Valley – $1,500,000


  • Region 4 Planning & Development Council: Turning Coal to Gold: Boosting the Outdoor Economy through the Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center – $1,500,000


  • Marshall University Research Corporation: West Virginia Grant Resource Centers – $1,500,000


  • Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative: Seeing West Virginia’s Future Through a Different Lens – $1,499,998


  • Connec Train Corp: Data Cabling & Fiber Optic Installation Training Program – $1,370,039


  • Marshall University Research Corporation: Career Opportunities for Appalachian Legacy (C.O.A.L.) – $1,118,814


  • Bluefield Economic Development Authority: B.E.D.A. Food Truck Incubator Project – $400,000


  • City of Elkins: EAST Trail Master Plan – $50,000

  • Fahe, Inc.: Fahe West Virginia Workforce Alliance – $50,000

  • West Virginia University Research Corporation: Workforce Development Roadmap: Re-Training for Electric Utility and Other Energy Sector Jobs, Pre-Apprenticeship to Job Placement – $50,000

  • Augusta Levy Learning Center (A.L.L.C.): Workforce & Education Development for Applied Behavior Analysis – $50,000

  • Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.: West Virginia Historic Preservation Training Center – $35,580


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