ARC announces grants for broadband, addiction recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Appalachian Regional Commission on Wednesday announced $43.3 million in grant funding for 51 projects in 12 Appalachian states.

The grants are focused on addiction recovery and broadband development.

Some of the projects in our region include:

  • $1.5 million to Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation to construct a 22-unit transitional housing facility for those recovering from addiction.
  • $1.5 million for the Mountain Kentucky Dataseam Initiative for an information technology apprenticeship program for school districts in 20 Eastern Kentucky counties.
  • $793,500 to St. Mary’s Health Wagon in Wise, Va., for a medication assisted addiction treatment program.

A full list of grants can be found here.

The grants are part of ARC’s POWER Initiative, which has awarded 293 grants totaling $238 million since 2015.