Funding Agency

ARC - Distressed Counties


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 - Distressed Counties


Program Overview

ARC targets special resources to the most economically distressed counties in the region, using a measure of economic distress based on three economic indicators: three-year average unemployment rates, per capita market income, and poverty rates. ARC normally limits its maximum project funding contribution to 50 percent of costs, but it can increase its funding share to as much as 80 percent in distressed counties.

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

$17,548,000

Brief Program Description

ARC targets special resources to the most economically distressed counties in the region, using a measure of economic distress based on three economic indicators: three-year average unemployment rates, per capita market income, and poverty rates. ARC normally limits its maximum project funding contribution to 50 percent of costs, but it can increase its funding share to as much as 80 percent in distressed counties.

Agency
  • Appalachian Regional Commission

Funding Name ARC - Distressed Counties

Funding Image

ARC