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    Youngkin recommends ARC funding for 13 projects

    By Slater Teague,

    11 days ago

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    RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is recommending 13 projects for funding by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

    According to a release from the governor’s office, the governor is seeking $7.4 million in grants for the following projects:

    • Big Stone Gap – Big Cherry Accessibility Improvements Project – $700,000
    • Bristol – Bristol 2024: Pre-Engineering Feasibility Study for Mendota Trail Downtown Bristol Connector – $70,000
    • Buchanan County – Big Rock/Conaway Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement – $1 million
    • Dickenson County Public Service Authority – Backbone Ridge Ph. 4/Gilbert Drive Water Line Replacement Project – $700,000
    • Friends of Southwest Virginia – Southwest Virginia Creative Economy Assessment and Development Initiative – $300,000
    • Galax – The Rex Theater Revitalization – $50,000
    • Giles County – PemTel’s Rte. 100/Rte. 42 Corridor Broadband Project – $700,000
    • Lee County – Stickleyville Waterline Extension Middle Wallens Creek, Phase 1 – $700,000
    • Lee County – Western Lee Sewer Project Phase 1-A – $1 million
    • Martinsville – Martinsville MiNet Expansion, 2024 – $700,000
    • Pulaski – Calfee Community and Culture Center Expansion of Calfee Training School Adaptive Reuse: Lena Huckstep Community Kitchen – $700,000
    • Round the Mountain: SWVA’s Artisan Network – Round the Mountain Aristan Network – Celebrating Appalachian Arts – $300,000
    • Wise County – Riverview Sewer Phase 1 – $545,692
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    “These projects represent the innovation and strong entrepreneurial spirit of the Appalachian region,” Youngkin said in a release. “ARC plays a pivotal role in empowering our Appalachian communities to address their unique challenges, capitalize on their unique assets and drive positive change throughout the region.”

    The ARC will finalize approval of project awards later this year, according to the governor’s office.

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