Investing in Appalachia’s economic future.

Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.

A Region of Great Opportunity

ARC invests in Appalachia’s economic future by providing grants, publishing research, and sponsoring learning experiences – all to help the Region’s communities seize their opportunities, address economic disparity and advance prosperity.

Research and Resources

Helping Nonprofits Navigate COVID-19

ARC’s Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center is now offering expertly curated  resources on financial management, sustainable operations, fundraising, and other tools free of charge. The resource directory is primarily responsive to the specific needs of Appalachian nonprofits during the COVID crisis and will be continually updated throughout 2021.

Available Opportunities


ARC Seeks Developer for Grant Application System

The Appalachian Regional Commission is seeking proposals from qualified developers and/or companies to complete the development of our online grant application platform, OSCAR (Online System for Conveying Applications to Reviewers). As a platform, OSCAR must be adaptable to support the submission, review, and revision of ARC area development grant applications.

In The Region


This Week

Using ARC support, Reintegrate Appalachia engages individuals in recovery from substance use disorder by connecting them with meaningful employment, education opportunities, and clinical/peer-to-peer support in four counties across West Virginia. Ensuring the availability of these support services not only helps workers overcoming SUD maintain employment, but also increases overall workforce participation and contributions to Appalachia’s economic growth.

COVID-19 in Appalachia

As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation, ARC is carefully monitoring its effects in Appalachia. ARC’s goal during this crisis is to be a resource hub for the Region. Explore our maps, data, and webinars collected from the federal government, the 13 Appalachian state governments, and our partners.

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