Second Round of POWER Funding Announced this Week; Recipients Include NADO Members and NADO Research Foundation

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by NADO Admin

This week, the Obama Administration announced the second round of grants (https://www NULL.whitehouse NULL.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/26/fact-sheet-administration-announces-additional-economic-and-workforce) awarded as part of the POWER Initiative’s “POWER 2016” funding opportunity that invests in economic revitalization and workforce training in coal communities across the country.  The awards total nearly $28 million and will support 42 economic and workforce development projects in 13 states that are building a strong economic future in communities and targeting various industry sectors including manufacturing, information technology, agriculture, housing, tourism, and recreation.  The awards are administered by the Appalachian Regional Commission (http://www NULL.arc NULL.gov/) and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/).  Recipients include NADO members New River Valley Regional Commission (VA), Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District (OH), Region I Planning and Development Council (WV), and Region 4 Planning and Development Council (WV).  The NADO Research Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Counties, received a technical assistance grant from the EDA Denver Regional Office to provide support to coal-reliant communities in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah.  Click here (https://www NULL.whitehouse NULL.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/26/fact-sheet-administration-announces-additional-economic-and-workforce) for more information about all the POWER awards.  For more information about NADO’s economic diversification resources for coal-reliant communities, contact NADO Program Manager Brett Schwartz at [email protected] (bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org).

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