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Program Purpose

Eligible Recipients

    Appalachian Regional Commission
  • ARC - Area Development

    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.

  • ARC - Central Appalachia & North Central/North Appalachia Broadband

    The development of broadband communications networks is one of the best ways to equip communities with the basic “building blocks” essential for economic and community development. ARC is dedicated to continuing broadband deployment in distressed counties in Central Appalachia as well as funds for a program of broadband deployment in distressed counties in North Central and Northern Appalachia.

  • ARC - Distressed Counties

    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.

  • ARC - Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER)

    POWER is a congressionally funded initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production.

    Federal Communications Commission
  • FCC - E-Rate Program

    The schools and libraries universal service support program, commonly known as the E-Rate program, helps schools and libraries obtain affordable broadband. Eligible schools, school districts, and libraries may apply individually or as part of a consortium.

  • FCC - High Cost Program

    The federal universal service high-cost program is designed to ensure that consumers in rural, insular, and high-cost areas have access to modern communications networks capable of providing voice and broadband service, both fixed and mobile, at rates that are reasonably comparable to those in urban areas.

  • FCC - Lifeline Program

    The Lifeline program provides a discount on phone and broadband service for qualifying low-income households to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that those services bring, including being able to connect to jobs, family, and emergency services.

  • FCC - Rural Health Care Program

    The RHC Program provides funding to eligible public or non-profit health care providers for broadband and telecommunications services necessary for the provision of health care. RHC Program support is provided on a funding year basis.

    Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • SBA - Lender Match Service

    Lender Match is a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders. Small businesses can use SBA’s referral tool to describe their needs and within two days will receive an email with the contact information of a lender who has expressed interest in their loan. This allows small businesses to talk with lenders to compare rates, fees, and terms before they apply.