FY 2019 ARC Program Pre-Applications Now Open

Apr 04, 2018

Eastgate is announcing the opening of the FY2019 ARC Program Pre-application process from April 2, 2018 through May 11, 2018. Mandatory Pre-applications are due at the Eastgate office by 3pm on Friday May 11th. If interested in applying for FY2019 ARC funding, please contact Kathy Zook before you begin the pre-application so we may discuss your project eligibility and program criteria. As per page 5 of the instruction booklet, all applicants are required to attend the Eastgate ARC Pre-Application Workshop on Friday, April 20th at 1:30pm in the Eastgate Mill Creek Room (large conference room). It is preferred the primary person responsible for writing the grant from your agency is the person who attends this workshop to represent your organization. Please contact Kathy Zook to confirm your attendance so we may provide handout materials for all participants. View the FY2019 ARC Pre-application and Instruction Booklet by clicking the button below:
FY19 ARC Pre-App Instruction Booklet

The FY2019 ARC allocation is determined by Congress. We anticipate knowing the amount of allocation for our three-county district sometime after the new Federal fiscal year starts in October 2018. View the ARC fact sheet that gives a brief one-page (front/back) caption of the Eastgate ARC program by clicking the button below:

ARC Fact Sheet

The 2017 Ohio Appalachian Assistance Grants ROI Report is available for review if you would like see the results of projects funded in 2017 for each of Ohio’s ARC Local Development Districts.

In order for projects to be funded through the ARC program they must meet at least one of the five ARC goals listed below:

  • Goal 1: Economic Opportunities -Strengthen entrepreneurial and business development strategies
  • Goal 2: Ready Workforce - Increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health
  • Goal 3: Critical Infrastructure – Broadband; Access Rd (ADHS); and water/wastewater systems.
  • Goal 4: Natural and Cultural Assets - Strengthen Appalachia’s community and economic development potential by leveraging the Region’s natural and cultural assets.
  • Goal 5: Leadership and Community 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
  • Provide quality health care to residents of the District
  • 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


Please contact Kathy Zook if you have any questions.