DCED has advised PEDA that representatives of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) contacted them this week to seek help in spreading the word across Pennsylvania that funds remain available for the Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC) program.
Many of you are also familiar with the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER initiative, which is currently evaluating applications submitted in round one of this fiscal year. ARC is accepting applications for the next round of funding that closes Aug. 29, 2018.
There remain significant resources available for Pennsylvania communities impacted by the changing coal economy via these two federal programs. This doesn’t just mean areas with coal mines. There have been investments in regions with supply chain impacts or closures/conversions of coal-fired power plants.
Contact your Local Development District (LDD) or Economic Development District (EDD) to discuss opportunities through both of these programs! Opportunities exist to access both programs to provide significant funding support for your project.EDA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA):
Examples of coal-related projects funded in PA: