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.

Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center

As part of the Center’s programming, teams from Regional nonprofits are invited to apply for technical assistance coaching focusing on long-term operational sustainability during the COVID crisis. Any registered nonprofit located in the Appalachian Region with two or more employees and a pre-pandemic operating budget of $100,000 or more during 2020 is eligible to apply. Applications are due Friday, October 9, 2020 at 5pm ET.

Available Opportunities

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.


In The Region

This Week: It takes thoughtful preparation from community leaders, investors, and other partners to take full advantage of the Opportunity Zone program. Join this 90-minute Learning Session to hear from experts about what you can do to jumpstart your community’s economic recovery through Opportunity Zones in a post-COVID-19 economy. Register Now!

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