ARC Grants and Contracts
ARC awards grants to projects that address one or more of the four goals identified by ARC in its strategic plan and that can demonstrate measurable results. Typically, ARC project grants are awarded to state and local agencies and governmental entities (such as economic development authorities), local governing boards (such as county councils), and nonprofit organizations (such as schools and organizations that build low-cost housing).
ARC targets special assistance to economically distressed counties in the Appalachian Region, allowing up to 80 percent participation in grants in distressed areas.
County Economic Status and Distressed Areas in Appalachia
How to Apply for a Grant
A small number of grants are awarded through requests for proposals (RFPs), sometimes as grant competitions. These grant RFPs are posted on the ARC Web site as they are issued.
More Information on ARC grants