ARC FY2024 Pre-applications Are Now Available

11 May 2023

In-person Required Workshop: April 21st at 10:00am (Eastgate Mill Creek room)

Pre-application Due Date: May 18th at 3pm

Eastgate is announcing the FY2024 ARC Pre-applications are now available from March 28 through May 18, 2023.  The FY2024 ARC Pre-application and Instruction Booklet is available as well. The due date for Eastgate FY2024 ARC pre-applications to be  electronically submitted is Thursday, May 18thby 3 pm. Eastgate will hold its annual ARC Pre-application workshop in-person this year. Participation in the pre-application  workshop is required by all applicants.  The workshop will be held on Friday, April 21st at 10:00 am in the Eastgate Mill Creek conference room for all applicants submitting an ARC FY2024 Pre-application.

Those who missed the workshop may view it here: WATCH

The amount of the FY2024 ARC allocation for our District is determined by Congress and the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. We anticipate knowing the amount of allocation for our three-county district sometime after the new Federal fiscal year begins in October 2023.

Pre-Application Instruction Booklet 

ARC FY 2023 Fact Sheet

Projects funded through the ARC program must meet at least one of the five ARC goals listed below:

  • Goal 1: Building Appalachian Businesses - Strengthen entrepreneurial and business development strategies
  • Goal 2: Building Appalachia’s Workforce Ecosystem - Increase the education, knowledge, skills, health and housing
  • Goal 3: Building Appalachia’s Infrastructure – Broadband; Access Rd (ADHS); and water/wastewater systems.
  • Goal 4: Building Regional Culture and Tourism - Strengthen Appalachia’s community and economic development   potential by preserving and investing in the Region’s local, cultural heritage, and natural assets
  • Goal 5: Building Community Leaders and Capacity - Build the capacity and skills of current and next-generation 

Eligible applicants:

  • Political subdivisions (county, city, village)
  • Educational institutions (school district and vocational school districts, colleges and universities)
  • Public institutions (port authorities, libraries)
  • Non-profit Organizations (community improvement corporations, social service agencies)

Examples of types of projects eligible for funding

  • Create and/or retain private sector jobs in the District
  • Extend or upgrade water or sewer service to residents of the District
  • Support workforce development in the recovery to work efforts of overcoming opioid addiction.
  • Provide job skills training/workforce development for residents of the District
  • Develop/improve infrastructure for residents of the District
  • Improve economic opportunity
  • Improve broadband access
  • Improve AHDS and access roads to decrease isolation and increase job creation
  • Strengthen economic development by leveraging natural and cultural assets
  • Foster leadership and community capacity

Applicants may request Eastgate staff to review their proposal for feedback at any time during the grant process up to the application due date. Please contact Kathy Zook prior to beginning your pre-application or at any point during the application process to discuss program criteria and project eligibility: 234.254.1518 (Direct line), or email at