Eastgate FY2025 ARC Pre-applications Are Now Available!

28 March 2024

In-person Required Workshop: April 22nd at 1:30pm (Eastgate Packard room)

Pre-application Due Date: May 20th at 3pm (Electronic submission only.)

Eastgate is announcing the FY2025 ARC Pre-applications are now available from March 28 through May 20, 2024.  The FY2025 ARC Pre-application and Instruction Booklet is available on the Eastgate website and attached to this email. The due date for Eastgate FY2025 ARC Pre-applications to beelectronically submitted is Monday, May 20thby 3 pm. Eastgate will hold its annual ARC Pre-application workshop in-person again this year. Participation in the pre-applicationworkshop is required by all applicants.  The workshop will be held on Monday, April 22nd at 1:30 pm in the Eastgate office Packard room for all applicants submitting an ARC FY2025 Pre-application. Applicants are to contact Kathy Zook at kzook@eastgatecog.org to receive the invitation link to participate in the workshop. It is preferred the primary person responsible for writing the grant from your agency is the person who participates in this workshop to represent your organization. If this person is unavailable to attend the workshop on April 22nd , please contact Ms. Zook to receive a copy of the recorded workshop. The amount of the FY2025 ARC allocation for our District is determined by Congress and the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. We anticipate knowing the amount of the allocation for our three-county district in the second quarter of this year.

 Pre-Application Instruction Booklet

ARC FY2025 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 kzook@eastgatecog.org.