Legislative Update

Entire Region

President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal Includes $235 Million for the Appalachian Regional Commission; $1 Billion for Coal-Impacted Communities through the American Jobs Plan

Contact: Janiene Bohannon WASHINGTON, D.C., May 28, 2021—President Biden’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal, released today, requests $235 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the American Jobs Plan includes an additional $1 billion for ARC’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative, a competitive…

President Trump Signs Appropriations Legislation for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2021

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to fund the Federal Government for the remainder of the current fiscal year. The legislation includes $180 million for ARC, an increase from the previous year’s appropriation and record funding for the agency’s non-highway work. The legislation…

President Trump Signs Continuing Resolution

On September 30, 2020, P.L. 116-159 was signed into law by President Trump to implement a Continuing Resolution funding all Federal agencies at the same rate as Fiscal Year 2020.  Under this legislation, ARC will be operating at an annual budget of $175 million through December 11,2020. The law also…