2024



READY Community Foundations – Pre-Application Webinar

Community foundations serving Appalachia are invited to join an informational webinar on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. ET to learn about READY Community Foundations. This no-cost, six-week virtual training program is designed to help community foundation leaders build skills in effective operations, fundraising, and programming. Following…
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ARC Launches Capacity-Building Opportunity for Community Foundations

READY Community Foundations is a six-week training and funding initiative to help community foundations in the Appalachian Region strengthen operations, programming and fundraising.  WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2024 –Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the launch of  READY Community Foundations, one of four tailored…
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ARC Selects 90 Local Governments to Receive No-Cost Training, Access to Funding through READY Local Governments Initiative 

READY Local Governments will provide training, expert guidance, and funding opportunities to help local governments in the Appalachian Region apply for, manage, and implement federal funding. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the 90 local government entities, representing 12 Appalachian states, selected to participate…
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ARC Seeking Applicants for No-cost Leadership Development Program for Appalachian Community Leaders

Public, private, and nonprofit leaders throughout Appalachia are encouraged to apply for ARC’s free nine-month training program. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) opened applications for the sixth class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute (ALI), a nine-month leadership development training opportunity with a focus on economic…
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ARC Awards $17 Million to Multi-state Workforce and Tourism Development Projects

Two new ARISE grants promote multi-state solutions to outdoor recreation tourism and behavioral healthcare challenges across Appalachian Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2024—Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded two new grants totaling $17 million to boost outdoor recreation tourism and strengthen the behavioral healthcare…
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ARC 2024 Annual Conference

Co-hosted by the State of Tennessee, ARC is excited to hold our annual conference, Advancing Appalachia, at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on September 4-5, 2024. Our annual conference will highlight how our 13 states and 423 counties are working to advance Appalachia by building businesses and…
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ARC Launches New Funding Opportunity for Appalachian Regional Energy Hub  

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) launched the Appalachian Regional Energy Hub Initiative, a funding opportunity that makes available up to $5 million for eligible applicants to:   Conduct research on natural gas and natural gas liquid supply and demand opportunities; or  Support the implementation of…
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ARC Awards Nearly $1.7 Million to Multi-state Economic Development Projects in Northern and Central Appalachia

Four new ARISE grants promote multi-state solutions to transit, tourism, downtown revitalization and local investment challenges in Appalachia. WASHINGTON, D.C., February 29, 2024—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded four new grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to boost transportation, downtown revitalization, tourism and local access to capital through its…
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READY Local Governments How to Apply Webinar

If you’re a local government leader in the Appalachian Region, join us to learn about how to apply for the READY Appalachia Local Governments Training Program. This 9-week course provides no-cost training to help local government officials better identify, secure, manage, and implement federally-funded projects to create lasting…
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ARC Opens Applications for 2024 Substance Use Disorder Recovery-to-Work Projects

Applications for ARC’s 2024 INSPIRE Initiative to address substance use disorder workforce challenges are due March 8, 2024. WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2024—Today the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) issued a Notice of Solicitation of Applications for its Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative, which addresses…
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Getting the Grant Workshops

ARC is pleased to announce the return of our in-person workshop series entitled Getting the Grant: Successfully Applying for ARC Funding Opportunities. Getting the Grant 2024 has been designed to help prospective applicants understand funding requirements and prepare to submit successful applications for ARISE, …
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