Available Opportunities

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.

Request for Proposals

Evaluation of ARC’s Business Development Grants
ARC invites proposals from qualified consultants to assess the performance of ARC’s business development grants and better understand the grant implementation experiences of grantees. Proposals due July 28, 2022.

Request for Proposals

Access to Capital and Credit for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in Appalachia
ARC invites proposals from qualified researchers and consultants to examine access to capital and credit for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Appalachian Region.
Proposals due August 8, 2022.

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.