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The Appalachian Solar Finance Fund (SFF) is a financial and technical assistance program that catalyzes solar projects in coal-impacted communities across Central Appalachia.

The SFF works by providing grants and technical assistance to unlock the economic development potential of otherwise viable solar projects that face barriers unique to Central Appalachia. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, public entities and local businesses that serve as community anchors.

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The SFF is supported by the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative. This project is one of 57 awards across 184 coal-impacted counties receiving a total of $46.4 million.

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Want to know more? View a recording of our most recent webinar below and review the presentation slides here. 
Solar Finance Fund Webinar, April 21, 2022