Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is ARC’s newest initiative that aims to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects across Appalachia. With the additional funding provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021 (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL), ARC launched ARISE to strengthen Appalachian business and industry, and to grow and support the development of new opportunities across multiple states.
Multi-State Funding Now Available
Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) applicants must highlight partnerships across multiple states and provide a plan that showcases the economic impact of proposed project. Application process was updated June 7, 2023.
ARC has hosted several virtual workshops about our newest grant initiative – Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE)! Learn more about the latest updates to the application process, tools for successful multistate collaboration, and more by tuning into these webinars.
Submit Your Project Summary Here
The first step in the application process is to submit a Project Summary to the state program managers of all the states impacted by your proposed project. This step helps ensure your project aligns with each state’s economic development priorities.
Submit Your Concept Paper Here
The next step in the process is the submission of a Concept Paper. Concept papers should be no longer than 6-pages in length and must adhere to the appropriate concept paper template. Upon review of the concept paper and at its sole discretion, ARC will invite applicants that, in its judgment, meet the requirements of the program to submit a full application. Submit completed concept papers to ARISE@arc.gov.