Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Funding
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia and their respective Local Development District such as OMEGA to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life by promoting regional strategies for partnerships, progress and prosperity. Since ARC’s inception in 1966, OMEGA has assisted in obtaining over $75 million in ARC grant awards. The ARC funding has in turn leveraged over $140 million in other local, state and federal funds.
The mission of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia is to support local, regional, state and federal initiatives that allow the people of Ohio’s Appalachian region to attain economic prosperity.OMEGA and the Governor’s Office of Appalachia collaborate to prioritize projects in the state’s Appalachian counties and to administer Appalachian Regional Commission and state project funds. They also partner with local organizations, agencies, and individuals working to foster economic growth and improve the quality of life for all citizens in the region.
The Pre-Application Deadline ranges from mid-April to early-May each year. Please check website for future announcements regarding specific dates.
Public and non-profit agencies are eligible to apply. More information is available by clicking this link: ARC/GOA Grant Programs
ARC/GOA Strategic Goals:
1) Building Appalachian Businesses
2) Building Appalachia’s Workforce Ecosystem
3) Building Appalachia’s Infrastructure
4) Building Regional Culture and Tourism
5) Building Community Leaders and Capacity
NOTE: Projects recommended for ARC funding by OMEGA must have ALL matching funds committed.
For more information on the ARC and GOA grant programs and their eligibility requirements, please call or email Alan Knapp: 740-439-4471 ext 211 (email@example.com)