How to apply...
Applications must be submitted and approved by the State member of the Appalachian Regional Commission. All proposed projects must meet the requirements of the State Appalachian Plan and Strategy Statement and Investment Program submitted annually prior to December 15. Guidance and forms for funding Appalachian Development projects are available from the local development District Director and the State Alternate's office. A letter of transmittal signed by the State member and an ARC Form 2 are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Upon determination that the State approved project is eligible within an ARC approved Appalachian State Development Plan and Investment Program, the Federal Co-chairman determines that the project satisfies all Federal requirements. The Department of Transportation is then notified to administer the grants and disburse funds. ARC notifies the Congressional offices and the office of the Governor of the grant approval.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.