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 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 and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (http://www NULL.eda  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 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

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