Grants and Funding
The Appalachian Regional Commission awards grants and contracts from funds appropriated to the Commission annually by Congress. Program 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). Contracts are awarded for research on topics that directly impact economic development in the Appalachian Region.
This section includes information on how to apply for an ARC grant or submit a proposal for a research contract, as well as general information on applying for grants, writing a grant proposal, and finding federal and non-federal sources of project funds.