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Obama Administration's Proposed FY 2011 Budget Includes $76 Million for ARC

February 2010


WASHINGTON, February 1, 2010—President Barack Obama proposed a federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2011 today that requests $76 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission's (ARC) community and economic development programs.

The Commission's programs are designed to advance the four goals of the ARC strategic plan: 1) increasing job opportunities and per capita income in the Appalachian Region to reach parity with the nation; 2) strengthening the capacity of Appalachia's citizens to compete in the global economy; 3) improving Appalachia's infrastructure to make the Region economically competitive; 4) building the Appalachian Development Highway System to reduce the Region's isolation.

Within these goals, the diversification of the Appalachian economy will be a major objective of the Obama administration's special interagency team focusing on the challenges facing the Region.

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

ARC's FY 2011 Performance Budget Justification (PDF: 2 MB) is available on the ARC Web site.