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Path to Prosperity

June 27, 2023, 8:00 AM - June 07, 2023, 12:00 AM
Path to Prosperity is brought to you by the SBA, FDIC, and USDA. Path to Prosperity is a regional business development series. This NO-COST event will focus on the states of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Path to Prosperity will consist of panel discussions comprised of…

ARISE Application Checklist

This ARISE Application Checklist aims to serve as a helpful preview of what could be required in a full ARISE grant application. Please be aware that a written invitation to submit a full application is mandatory for ARC to consider an ARISE grant application. ARISE Application…

ARISE Project Summary Template

Before submitting a Concept Paper, a Project Summary must be submitted to the state program managers of all the states impacted by your proposed project. This step helps ensure your project aligns with each state’s economic development priorities. Please see the template below. ARISE Project…

ARC Form 2

The ARC Form 2 is specifically designed for completion by Local Access Road (LAR) project applicants requesting ARC Access Road Program funds. Other ARC construction project applicants do not need to complete ARC Form 2. ARC Form 2 – pdf 92 KB…

Local Access Roads Project Guidelines

These guidelines provide Local Access Road (LAR) applicants with specific guidance about project guidelines, eligibility, approval processes, and submission requirements.  These guidelines should be used in conjunction with general applicant resources for all ARC construction projects. Local Access Roads Project Guidelines…

Grantee Resources

After an application is approved for funding, grantees work with ARC staff to successfully manage and implement their project. Post-award requirements involve the timely submission of reports and other documents that review key project activities and facilitate financial exchange. The forms, manuals, and other resources necessary for successful management of…

Applicant Resources

ARC uses Congressionally appropriated funds to invest in Appalachia’s economic development through grants. As part of our unique federal-state partnership, ARC grant applications begin at the state level with ARC State Program Managers. All applications must align with ARC’s current strategic…

The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey

This study examines state- and county-level data for the 13 Appalachian states from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS) and from U.S. Census Bureau population estimates on topics including population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, health insurance coverage,…

DRAFT: Guide to ARC Project Performance Measures

DISCLAIMER: Welcome to our Guide to ARC Project Performance Measures test page. This page is currently a draft and is being used for testing purposes only. This web page will likely go live in October 2023. If you have any questions, please reach out to us…

Rural Partners Network Resource Partners Forum

May 23, 2023, 8:00 AM - May 24, 2023, 12:00 PM
Join federal representatives and other WV community stakeholders to build connections, address challenges with federal funding, and create new opportunities for potential federal investment in WV. The event will promote networking between the Southern WV Community Network and the Pioneer Community Network with federal funding sources. The forum will advance…

ARC WORC Pre-Application Webinar

May 24, 2023, 12:00 PM - May 24, 2023, 1:00 PM
Join this ARC webinar to learn more about the recently-released Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative. We will give an overview of the WORC initiative and provide prospective applicants with key points to consider when developing their applications,…

WORC Round 5 Potential Applicant Webinar

May 12, 2023, 10:30 AM - May 12, 2023, 12:00 PM
The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative enables impacted communities to propose projects that demonstrate the alignment of regionally driven, comprehensive approaches to addressing economic distress and the necessary workforce development activities to ensure a workforce capable of succeeding in current and future job opportunities. This webinar is…