$73.5 Million Available Through New ARC Funding Opportunity

29 August 2022


ARC Launches $73.5 Million Grant Initiative in FY22 to Spur Multistate Collaboration to Transform Appalachia’s Economy Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) launched Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE), a new initiative to drive large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects across Appalachia.

Using the funding provided by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, ARC launched ARISE to strengthen Appalachian business and industry, and to grow and support the development of new economic opportunities across multiple states. In total, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $1 billion in ARC over five years.

“ARISE encourages our states to think as one united Appalachian Region to have a transformational economic impact across ARC’s 13 states,” said ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin.

Important Information:

  • Application period opens:           August 23, 2022
  • Pre-application workshop:          Sept. 12, 2022. Details will be at www.arc.gov/ARISE
  • Concept paper due:                   Up to 4-page concept paper must be submitted
                                                          prior to applying for an ARISE grant
  • Grant proposal due:                        Rolling deadline
  • ARISE toolkit
  • Access the request for proposals

For more information about the ARISE program visit arc.gov/ARISE or contact Eastgate's Appalachian Regional Commission Program Manager Kathy Zook at kzook@eastgatecog.org