Basic Agency Grant Management
ARC funds approximately 100 construction projects across the Appalachian Region each year. These projects are administered and managed by federal and state agenciescalled basic agenciesunder formal agreements with ARC.
What Do Basic Agencies Do?
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ARC State Basic Agency Network Calls and Training
Following the second ARC State Basic Agency training session in March 2018, ARC is holding regular conference calls with the basic agency representatives. These calls are scheduled approximately once every 23 months and are open to all State Basic Agency staff and ARC program offices. The calls provide an opportunity for State Basic Agencies to share information and resources related to project administration.
The 2018 call schedule is:
- Tuesday, June 12, at 10 a.m. EDT;
- Tuesday, September 11, at 10 a.m. EDT; and
- Tuesday, December 11, at 10 a.m. EST.
For more information about the network calls or training, email Julie Lawhorn at email@example.com
Contact your state's basic agency coordinator for ques- tions or technical assistance:
Alabama, Ohio, Mississippi, Tennessee
Julie Lawhorn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Chris Brazell: email@example.com
Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia
Catherine Feerick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryland, North Carolina
Mark DeFalco: email@example.com
Have other questions?
ARCnet Technical Questions
Candace Stribling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Construction Project Inquiries
Molly Theobald: email@example.com
State-Specific Project Questions
Contact your state ARC program manager
In their roles as administrative agents, compliance monitors,
and fiscal agents, basic agencies:
- Serve as fiscal agents to ARC construction grant recipients;
- Submit an annual report on each project every fiscal year;
- Certify that the grantee is in compliance with the federal laws and regulations;
- Certify that payment requests reflect actual work completed; and
- Certify progress towards performance measures.
Core Basic Agency Functions
• Provide basic agency letters
• Offer NTP and other notices
• Certify project completion level
• Provide annual project status report (BAMR)
• Oversee NEPA environmental review
• Monitor compliance with Davis Bacon, other
• Otherssee Construction Assurances, Grant
Agreement, ARC Grant Administration Manual
• Receive ARC funds on behalf of grantee
• Disburse payments on a project completion
• Return any unspent ARC funds
ARC is currently partnering with 4 federal basic agencies and 13 state basic agencies.
To administer ARC construction projects, a state agency must first register with ARC to become a registered state basic agency (RSBA).
Basic Agency Resources