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December 08, 2021 | Tom Ballard

ARC announces program to help communities with deploying recovery act funds

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Called the “Community Capacity-Building Pilot Program,” it is designed to 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.

As part of the initiative, ARC is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide community technical assistance during the next phase of the program. Proposals are due at 5 p.m. EST January 14.

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