The Appalachian Regional Commission funds projects through its Area Development Program and Appalachian Development Highway Program. All ARC projects address one or more of the four goals identified in the Commission's strategic plan:
- increasing job opportunities and per capita income in Appalachia;
- strengthening the capacity of the people of Appalachia to compete in the global economy;
- developing and improving Appalachia's infrastructure to make the Region economically competitive; and
- building the Appalachian Development Highway System to reduce Appalachia's isolation.
Projects in recent years have focused on business development, telecommunications and technology infrastructure and use, educational attainment, access to health care, tourism development, and the construction of development highways and basic water and waste management facilities.
ARC Projects Approved, by Fiscal Year
ARC Grants and Contracts
ARC Program Areas