ARC Grants and Contracts
ARC awards grants to projects that address one or more of the five goals identified by ARC in its 2016–2020 strategic plan and that can demonstrate measurable results. Typically, ARC project grants are awarded to state and local agencies and governmental entities (such as economic development authorities), local governing boards (such as county councils), and nonprofit organizations (such as schools and organizations that build low-cost housing).
How to Apply for an ARC Grant
A small number of grants are awarded through requests for proposals (RFPs), sometimes as grant competitions. These grant RFPs are posted on the ARC Web site as they are issued.
County Economic Status and Distressed Areas in Appalachia
County Economic Status and Match Rates, FY 2017
County Economic Status and Match Rates, FY 2016
List of Distressed Counties in Appalachia, FY 2017
List of Distressed Counties in Appalachia, FY 2016
More Information on ARC grants
ARC Project Guidelines
ARC awards contracts for research on topics that impact economic development in the Appalachian Region, as well as contracts for technical assistance and other services. Requests for proposals will be posted as they are issued by ARC.