Portman Applauds $1.2 Million ARC POWER Grant to Rural Action
Grant Will Fund Construction of Trail System
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for awarding a $1.2 million POWER grant to Rural Action. POWER grants are a congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production. These funds will give Rural Action the ability to support Ohio communities along an emerging world-class trail system in their effort to utilize the economic development of that area. Portman released the following statement:
“This $1.2 million ARC POWER grant is great news because as it will help ensure that Rural Action has the resources needed to expand the emerging world-class trail system in the region through constructing trailhead amenities, supporting entrepreneurship, and helping the economic development of towns and local communities along these trails.”
NOTE: Earlier this year, Portman sent a letter to ARC urging the awarding of this grant to Rural Action.