ARISE Application Information

Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is ARC’s newest initiative that aims to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects across Appalachia. With the additional funding provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021 (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL), ARC launched ARISE to strengthen Appalachian business and industry, and to grow and support the development of new opportunities across multiple states.


Multi-State Funding Now Available

Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) applicants must highlight partnerships across multiple states and provide a plan that showcases the economic impact of proposed project. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 


ARISE Webinars

ARC has hosted two virtual workshops about our newest grant initiative – Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE)! Learn more about the RFP, successful project examples, and more by watching both webinars.

Concept Paper

Submit Your Concept Paper Here

As part of the pre-application, a concept paper of up to four pages is required for both implementation and planning grant applications. Applicants that satisfactorily meet the requirements of the concept paper (see RFP), and subject to the availability of funds, will be invited to submit a complete grant application.

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