Eastgate FY2022 ARC Pre-applications are now available

Mar 29, 2021

Virtual Workshop: April 13th at 1:30pm

Pre-application Due Date: May 11th at 3pm

Eastgate is announcing the FY2022 ARC Pre-applications are now available from March 26 through May 11, 2021.  The FY2022 ARC Pre-application and Instruction Booklet is available on the Eastgate website and attached. Pre-applications are electronically due by 3 pm on Tuesday, May 11th.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing practices, Eastgate will hold its ARC Pre-application workshop virtually this year instead of in person. The virtual workshop is required.  It will be held on Tuesday, April 13th at 1:30 pm for all applicants submitting an ARC FY2022 Pre-application. Applicants are to contact Kathy Zook at kzook@eastgatcog.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 attends this workshop to represent your organization. If this person is unavailable to attend the workshop on April 13th, please contact Ms. Zook to schedule an individual session. The FY2022 ARC allocation for our District is determined by Congress. We anticipate knowing the amount of allocation for our three-county district sometime after the new Federal fiscal year begins in October 2022.

Projects funded through the ARC program 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
  • 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
FY22 ARC Pre-App Instruction Booklet
ARC Fact Sheet 2021