ARC uses Congressionally appropriated funds to invest in the Region’s economic and community development through grants. ARC also issues specific Requests for Proposals for research and evaluation contracts on topics directly impacting economic development in the Appalachian Region.
Explore available opportunities below to learn more about applying for ARC funds.
Area Development Program
ARC’s INSPIRE Initiative
ARC’s POWER Initiative
Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC)
Technology Consultation for Grants Management
ARC seeks proposals from companies and consultants to analyze, understand, and recommend a technology strategy/roadmap that will compliantly and efficiently automate (pre-application to close-out) ARC’s grants management process.
Access in Appalachia Pilot Project
ARC seeks proposals from applicants to fund implementation of the Access in Appalachia Pilot Project. This request for proposal (RFP) is to pilot the use of accessibility metrics as outlined in the research report titled Access in Appalachia. Proposals are due on or before 5:00 p.m. ET on June 15, 2021.