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The Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) initiative provides both planning grants and implementation grants that foster creative collaboration across state lines to produce a more robust and sustainable regional economy. Projects must serve and benefit, at a minimum, two states within a portion of the Appalachian Region, be led by at least two eligible organizations, and advance one or more of the five strategic investment priorities of ARC’s strategic plan: building Appalachian businesses, building Appalachia’s workforce ecosystem, building Appalachia’s infrastructure, building regional culture and tourism, building community leaders and capacity. Learn more here.