“Kids look at it, and they see a castle,” says Scott Miller, executive director of Just For Kids Advocacy Center, of the nonprofit organization’s new Beckley, West Virginia, headquarters. That castle is now solar-powered by a 14-panel ground array, which was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 25.
While Appalachia has seen improvements in some key areas, disparities and concerns remain and are highlighted in the latest American Community Survey report published by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization has a guide to help coal-impacted communities access federal funding opportunities.
CONTACT: Autumn Long, Appalachian Solar Finance Fund Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-841-3539 A new regional solar initiative awarded its first $44,690 grant award to help a nonprofit go solar on April 7, 2022. More such awards are on the horizon in…
CONTACT: Autumn Long, Appalachian Solar Finance Fund Project Manager email@example.com, 304-841-3539 The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund (SFF), a new program to jump-start commercial and institutional solar projects in coal-impacted communities throughout Central Appalachia, will launch on Thursday, November 4 with…
CONTACT: Autumn Long, Appalachian Solar Finance Fund Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-841-3539 Adam Wells, Regional Director of Community and Economic Development email@example.com, 804 240 4372 Molly Moore, Appalachian Voices Editorial Communications Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-401-3633 The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund (SFF) is…
The Senate’s nearly 3,000-page infrastructure bill would bring major investments in programs that support Appalachian communities, including abandoned mine cleanup and broadband. But the bill also has its flaws.
As an organization that cares deeply about the people, land and water of our region, we find much to applaud in the White House’s American Jobs Plan. Read about what the plan entails and hear from us and partners about what this plan could mean for Appalachia.
The Appalachian School of Luthiery in Hindman, Ky., recently opened the Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company to train people for high-paying and highly skilled jobs in poverty-stricken areas.
Appalachian Voices has received a federal grant to help further the mission of the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia to develop the region as a hub for the solar industry, creating jobs and community wealth.