Additional funding released for Appalachian coal communities
June 15, 2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An economic development agency targeted for elimination by President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday nearly $16 million in funding to help diversify economies in hard-hit coal communities in seven Appalachian states.
The funding is earmarked for 18 projects in Alabama, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia, and will create or retain more than 1,700 jobs, the Appalachian Regional Commission said in a news release.
The money announced by the ARC comes from a job organization comprising the commission, the U.S. Commerce and Labor dep...