Funding Agency

ARC - Area Development


Funding Agency

Appalachian Regional Commission


Federal Agency

Appalachian Regional Commission

Agency Overview

ARC is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local governments. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts.

Program Name

ARC - Area Development

Program Website

Program Overview

Each year ARC provides funding for several hundred investments in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, infrastructure (including broadband), community development, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs, improve local water and sewer systems, increase school readiness, assist local communities with strategic planning, and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses.

Agency Contact

1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009-1068
Telephone: (202) 884-7700
Email: info@arc.gov.
For questions on specific topic areas, please refer to the contacts listed on the ARC Offices and Staff page.

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g., feasibility)
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g., construction)
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Public Computer Access
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • State and Local Governments
  • Tribal Entities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Electric Utilities/Co-ops

Agency Contact

1666 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009-1068
Telephone: (202) 884-7700
Email: info@arc.gov.
For questions on specific topic areas, please refer to the contacts listed on the ARC Offices and Staff page.

FY2020 Funding Amount

$40,945,000

Additional Information

As per ARC’s federal-state partnership model, funding via ARC’s Area Development is first generated at the state level in each of the Region’s 13 states. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact their ARC State Program Managers (contact info available at www.arc.gov)

Brief Program Description

Each year ARC provides funding for several hundred investments in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, infrastructure (including broadband), community development, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs, improve local water and sewer systems, increase school readiness, assist local communities with strategic planning, and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses.

Agency
  • Appalachian Regional Commission

Funding Name ARC - Area Development

Funding Image

ARC