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Legislative Update: Administration Proposes FY 2005 Budget for ARC

February 2004

On February 2, 2004, the Bush administration proposed a budget for the Appalachian Regional Commission that would maintain level funding for both the Appalachian Development Highway System and ARC's nonhighway economic development programs and regional initiatives in fiscal year (FY) 2005.

Funding for the Appalachian Development Highway System would remain at $450 million for FY 2005, and ARC's nonhighway funding would remain at $66 million. Funding for projects in the Appalachian Region's most distressed counties and areas would continue to be a priority.

The administration's FY 2005 budget proposal will now go to Congress for its consideration.