Grants and Opportunities

ARC uses Congressionally appropriated funds to invest in the Region’s economic and community development through grants. As part of our unique federal-state partnership, ARC’s grant application process begins at the state government level. All ARC grants align with the investment priorities outlined in our current Strategic Plan and reflect state plans and strategies.

ARC also issues specific Requests for Proposals for research and evaluation contracts on topics directly impacting economic development in the Appalachian Region.

How It Works

Every ARC investment meets one or more of our strategic investment priorities and yields measurable results. Learn about our different grant opportunities and next steps potential applicants must take.

Federal Partnership

Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities

Through WORC, ARC partners with the U.S. Department of Labor to provide training and support activities to dislocated workers, new workforce entrants, incumbent workers, and individuals affected by substance use disorder.

Contract Opportunities

Throughout the year, ARC issues Requests for Proposals seeking contractors to support research, evaluation, capacity-building initiatives and more.

Grant Resources

Applicants and current ARC grantees can explore our resource list for application checklists, project guidelines, payment and reporting forms, and more.

ARC Grants Manual Training

Learn more about the ARC Grants Manual by watching this 4-part series on project management, recordkeeping, audits, and more.