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ARC Launches “Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s New Strategic Plan”

On February 26, ARC announced Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s Strategic Plan, a series of public input sessions to identify critical opportunities and challenges facing Appalachia’s economic future. Using insights gathered from these public sessions, coupled with guidance from regional, state, and local partners, ARC will develop a strategic…

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Appalachian Regional Commission Launches: “Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s New Strategic Plan”

Virtual discussion series will gather input to inform ARC’s strategic investment plan for fiscal years 2022-2026 Washington, D.C., March 9, 2021 – Today, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s Strategic Plan, a virtual series of public input sessions to identify critical opportunities and challenges…

Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s New Strategic Plan

Hundreds of Appalachians participated in Envision Appalachia: Community Conversations for ARC’s Strategic Plan, a series of virtual public input sessions and focus groups to identify critical opportunities and challenges facing Appalachia’s economic future. Using insights gathered from these public sessions, coupled with 1,250 responses to our public survey and guidance…

ARC Announces Substance Abuse Advisory Council

ARC announced the formation of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC), a 24-member volunteer advisory group of leaders from law enforcement, recovery services, health, economic development, private industry, education, state government and other sectors. The SAAC will develop recommendations for ARC to consider as part of a strategic plan to…

Budget, Performance, and Policy

ARC’s work complies with the Appalachian Regional Development Act (ARDA) and the ARC Code.   As a direct recipient of Congressionally appropriated funds, ARC files a budget proposal and Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) each year. Explore the documents that govern…

State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current Strategic Plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects. The first step in applying for any ARC support is to review both the…

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Our Work In Pennsylvania In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, ARC is supporting 65 projects in Pennsylvania totaling nearly $22.7 million in fiscal year 2020. These investments have been matched by almost $40 million and are attracting an additional $62 million in leveraged private investments…

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New York

New York

Our Work In New York In partnership with the New York State Department of State, Division of Local Government Services, ARC is supporting 27 projects in New York totaling almost $6 million in fiscal year 2020. These investments have been matched by $8.2 million and are attracting additional $340,000 in…

Maryland

Maryland

Our Work in Maryland In partnership with the State of Maryland, ARC is supporting 17 projects in Maryland totaling over $1.5 million in fiscal year 2020. These investments have been matched by $6.8 million and are attracting an additional $26 million in leveraged private investments in Maryland. They are also…