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Appalachian Regional Commission Economic Development Grant Program

Program Description | Downloads & Related Links | Contact Information

Program Description

This program is funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and is designed to provide matching grant funds to eligible applicants in support of economic development projects.

The Commission is a partnership of the governors of the 13 Appalachian States and a presidential appointee representing the federal government. The program encourages grassroots participation. Potential applicants are encouraged to work through the five Regional Commissions in north Georgia to develop projects.

There are 4 goal areas that potential projects should relate to:

  1. Increase job opportunities and per capita income in Appalachia to reach parity with the nation.
  2. Strengthen the capacity of the people of Appalachia to compete in the global economy.
  3. Develop and improve Appalachia's infrastructure to make the Region economically competitive.
  4. Build the Appalachian Development Highway System to reduce Appalachia's isolation.

Potential projects must be consistent with the priorities identified in the Governor's annual Strategy Statement. Projects should contribute to an economic development strategy.

The program provides matching grants to the 37 county area. The matching requirements vary from each county depending upon its economic status.

Final approval on all projects comes from the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, D.C.

Previously funded ARC projects can be obtained from the DCA Program Awards Database.

Downloads & Related Links

2013 ARC Grants List (PDF)
2013 County Designations Map (PDF)
2013 ARC Priority Project List (PDF)

Full Application Checklist for Construction Projects Map 2013 (PDF)
Full Application Checklist for Non-Construction Projects Map 2013 (PDF)
Application for Federal Assistance (PDF)
ARC FORM 1 - Construction and/or Equipment Project Application (PDF)
ARC FORM 1 - Construction and/or Equipment Project Application (Word document)
ARC FORM 2 - Local Access Road Project Application (PDF)
ARC FORM 2 - Local Access Road Project Application (Word document)
ARC FORM 3 - Application for Non-Construction Projects (PDF)
ARC FORM 3 - Application for Non-Construction Projects (Word document)
Memorandum of Understanding For ARC Projects (PDF)
Memorandum of Understanding For ARC Projects (Word document)
State Administered HUD Block Grant Program Certification (Word document)
Standard Form 424A- Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs (PDF)
Standard Form 424A- Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs (Excel file)
Standard Form424B - Assurances - Non-Construction Programs (PDF)
Standard Form424B - Assurances - Non-Construction Programs (Word document)
Standard Form 424C (Excel Document) - Budget Information - Construction Programs (PDF)
Standard Form 424C (Excel Document) - Budget Information - Construction Programs (Excel file)
Standard Form 424D - Assurances - Construction Programs (PDF)
Standard Form 424D - Assurances - Construction Programs (Word document)
Project Summary Format (Word document)
Project Summary Form (Word document)

Contact Information

For additional information please contact the ARC's Headquarters web site, www.arc.gov, or James Thompson in the State ARC Office at (404) 679-1584.

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