Other Eligibility Criteria:
Eligible POWER projects must be located within and targeted to communities or regions in ARC that have been recently impacted, or can reasonably demonstrate that they will be impacted in the near future, by coal- mining or coal-power plant employment loss, or employment loss in the coal-related supply-chain or logistics industries of either.
Matching rules are according to the following criteria if there is a distressed county in the project and:
-At least half of the counties are distressed, the project may be funded at up to 80% of project costs;
-At least half of the counties are some combination of distressed and at-risk, ARC assistance can be the higher of 70% of project costs or the average percentage applicable to the various counties in the project;
-Fewer than half the counties are distressed, ARC assistance can be the higher of 50% of project costs or the average percentage applicable to the various counties in the project.