Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Funding
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia and their respective Local Development District such as OMEGA to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life by promoting regional strategies for partnerships, progress and prosperity. Since the ARC’s inception in 1966, OMEGA has assisted in obtaining over $75 million in ARC grant awards. The ARC funding has in turn leveraged over $140 million in other local, state and federal funds.
The Pre-Application Deadline ranges from mid-April to early-May each year. Please check website for future announcements regarding specific dates.
Public and non-profit agencies are eligible to apply. More information may be found by clicking the following link: Overview – ARC & GOA Application Process
Priority Goal Areas:
In addition to meeting an ARC goal and a Governor’s Office of Appalachia (GOA) State Strategy goal, ARC projects considered for funding in the OMEGA district must meet one of the following priority areas:
1) Create and/or retain private sector jobs in the District
2) Extend or upgrade basic infrastructure to residents of the District (e.g., water or sewer service)
3) Expand quality health care services and education programs for residents of the District
NOTE: Projects recommended for ARC funding by OMEGA must have ALL matching funds committed.
For more information on the ARC and GOA grant programs and their eligibility requirements, please call or email Alan Knapp: 740-439-4471 ext 211 (firstname.lastname@example.org)