ARC Application Information

Grant Goals

The usual maximum ARC funding per project is $200,000. ARC designates counties to be in one of five groups: Attainment Counties, Competitive Counties, Distressed Counties, At-risk Counties or Transitional Counties. These designations are made on an annual basis. Attainment Counties are not eligible for ARC funding. Competitive Counties are eligible for 30% ARC funding.  Distressed Counties are eligible for 80% ARC funding.  At-Risk Counties are eligible for up to 70% ARC funding. All other counties are Transitional Counties and are eligible for 50% ARC funding.

The goal of the ARC program is to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. All projects must meet one of the following goals established by ARC:

  1. Invest in entrepreneurial and business development strategies that strengthen Appalachia’s economy.​
  2. Improve the education, knowledge, skills and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia.
  3. Invest in critical infrastructure- especially broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems.
  4. Strengthen Appalachia’s community and economic development potential by leveraging the Region’s natural and cultural heritage assets.
  5. Build the capacity and skills of current and next generation leaders and organizations to innovate, collaborate and advance community and economic development.


Application Workshop

FY 2024 ARC Application Workshop Presentation


Alabama ARC Environmental Compliance

ARC Environmental Review Process Update

Visit the ARC section of the CED Environmental Review page for more information.


Application Forms and Documents

FY24 ARC Grant Award Ceiling

ARC Executive Summary

FY24 ARC County Economic Status and Match Rates

Match Rate Guidance

Legal Updates Vol. VII – Residential Infrastructure Grants

Legal Updates Vol. 8 – New Procurement Regulations

Guidance for Performance Measures


ARC Certification Form

Drawdown Form

Reimbursement Request Worksheet

SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance

SF 424A Non-Construction Budget

SF 424B Assurances Non-Construction

SF 424C Construction Budget

SF 424D Assurances Construction

Standard Form 270 (SF270)

SF 3881 Vendor Payment Form

Checklist for ARC Non-Construction Applications

Checklist for ARC Construction Applications

Procurement Certification

Guidelines for Compiling Final Reports

Travel and Tourism Policy

Funding Ceiling Information