Our Work In Virginia
In partnership with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, ARC is supporting 25 projects in Virginia totaling $6.3 million in fiscal year 2021. These investments have been matched by $11.9 million and are attracting an additional $1.8 million in leveraged private investments in Virginia. They are also training or educating over 600 students and workers, and benefiting the nearly 742,000 residents in Virginia’s 25 Appalachian counties.
Honorable Glenn Youngkin
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Main Street Center
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
In Fiscal Year 2021, ARC and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development partnered on the following investments and projects.
Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2021 investments in Virginia.
Investments in Action
Old Prices Fork Revitalization Project
State Plans and Strategies
ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.
County Economic Status
Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.
Counties in Appalachia
(25 out of 133 counties): Alleghany, Bath, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Highland, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Rockbridge, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe
The following independent cities in Virginia are also within the Appalachian Region: Bristol, Buena Vista, Covington, Galax, Lexington, Martinsville, Norton, and Radford
Local Development Districts
Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission
LENOWISCO Planning District Commission
Mount Rogers Planning District Commission
New River Valley Planning District Commission
Roanoke Valley–Alleghany Regional Commission
West Piedmont Planning District Commission