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U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $62.8M award to West Virginia coalition


President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and Senator Joe Manchin announced on Friday, September 2 that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has chosen the Appalachian Climate Technologies Coalition (“ACT Now Coalition”) for a package of grant awards totaling $62.8 million, leveraged with another $26 million in match from non-federal sources, for economic development projects in southern West Virginia coalfield communities. 

The ACT Now Coalition is one of only 21 winners nationwide. The award is part of the highly competitive “Build Back Better Regional Challenge,” a $1 billion national challenge organized by U.S. EDA to build new economic development approaches and good-paying jobs in economically distressed regions.

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