Gov. Ivey announces grant to help refurbish Pisgah water tank

May 13, 2021

MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $141,000 grant to help the town of Pisgah refurbish an aging water tank and improve public safety. The town will use funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission to repair structural deficiencies in its only water tank which serves more than 450 households and 30 businesses in the Jackson […]

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Gov. Ivey announces grant to build vocational school in Fort Payne

May 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $1 million grant to prepare Fort Payne high school students and adults for the future while helping to meet the needs of Alabama’s workforce in several career fields. The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to help the Fort Payne Board of Education construct a […]

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Gov. Ivey announces grant to improve north Alabama port facility

May 11, 2021

MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $1 million grant to improve commerce in north Alabama while improving an existing avenue for importing and exporting goods. The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to make improvements at the Decatur-Morgan County Port Authority. The proposed project is part of a multi-phase $3.3 million […]

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Gov. Ivey announces grant to improve access road in city of Cullman

May 5, 2021

  MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $350,000 grant that will help the city of Cullman improve public safety and alleviate a traffic hazard. The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to reconstruct a 2-mile segment of 24th Street between U.S. Highway 31 and Alabama Highway 69. Twenty-fourth Street is a […]

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Governor announces grant for infrastructure to Athens Buc-ees

April 12, 2021

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $750,000 grant to bring 170 new jobs to Limestone County while enhancing travel in north Alabama. The grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the city of Athens will provide infrastructure necessary for a Buc-ee’s Travel Center that will be built off Interstate 65 at the Browns Ferry […]

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Local Development Districts

The Local Development Districts (LDDs) are our local partners and are an active and essential part of the ARC partnership. There are eight LDDs in Alabama’s Appalachian Region, and each LDD operates under a Board of Directors composed of elected representatives from the various local governments. LDDs Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments Counties: Colbert, […]

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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.  […]

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ARC Plans, Strategies, and Historic Funding

ARC State Plans 2020 – 2023 State Plan 2016 – 2019 State Plan 2011 – 2015 State Plan 2007 – 2010 State Plan ARC State Strategies 2021 ARC State Strategy 2020 ARC State Strategy 2019 ARC State Strategy 2018 ARC State Strategy 2017 ARC State Strategy 2016 ARC State Strategy 2015 ARC State Strategy ARC […]

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Delta Regional Authority

Overview Created in December 2000, the Delta Regional Authority encourages the development of new jobs and basic improvements to enhance quality of life. The DRA’s formula for strengthening economies is to improve education, infrastructure, transportation and businesses with an emphasis on private enterprise. ADECA oversees the program in Alabama and works with local, state and […]

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Appalachian Regional Commission

Overview The Appalachian Regional Commission was established by Congress in 1965 to promote growth and to improve the quality of life in the thirteen Appalachian States. Thirty-seven of Alabama’s counties are included in the ARC region, and the local participation is facilitated by eight local development districts. The development organization for the ARC program in […]

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