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New Resource: A primer of Appalachian Regional Commission’s funding opportunities

March 21, 2024
By: Casey Nemecek

Many federal funding programs have the potential to support technology-based economic development (TBED) initiatives, even when technology and innovation aren’t their explicit focus. This is the case with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). SSTI recently sat down with Christy Johnson, ARC program analyst, to learn how three of ARC’s funding opportunities can support TBED activities in the Appalachian region.

Programs discussed include the Area Development Program, the Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE), and Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative (POWER). An overview of each of these programs is included in the newest installment to SSTI’s Federal Funding Video Library.



Explore the entire series by visiting our Federal Funding Video Library. Created as part of the TBED Community of Practice, this series is designed to help you understand federal programs and funding sources that can support your region’s TBED strategies.

For any questions about the SSTI Federal Funding Video Library or suggestions for future entries, send a message to tbedcop@ssti.org.

This video series was prepared by SSTI using Federal funds under award ED22HDQ3070129 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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