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ARC Grant To Help Rural Communities Access Federal Funding

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Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster Counties are splitting a $100,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). 

The award will help the counties and the municipalities expand staffing to better utilize, access, and implement available federal funding through both the America Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

The commission’s initiative “READY Appalachia” has been working to help underrepresented communities and economically distressed areas increase their capacity to create positive economic change. 

ARC is expected to announce additional funding opportunities through READY Appalachia by early 2024.