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)
J-1 Visa Waiver Program
The U.S. Public Health Services has designated many Appalachian communities as Health Professional Shortage Areas. Under certain circumstances, ARC will consider recommending a waiver of the foreign residence requirement on behalf of physicians holding J-1 Visas to place medical providers in these communities to address the Region’s healthcare needs.