The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a federal-state partnership. Its mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in 420 counties across the 13 Appalachian states. ARC’s strategic plan identifies five investment goals to advance this mission: creating economic opportunity; preparing a ready workforce; building critical infrastructure; leveraging natural and cultural assets; and cultivating leadership and community capacity.
Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board is your local development district that prioritizes ARC investment requests for local programs and projects. In 2016, staff assisted 57 organizations & municipalities seeking project funding & reviewed 30 unique project proposals for 2017 ARC investment. The Board recommended 5 projects to be funded in the amount of $534,550.
With the intent to offer a reasonable, transparent process, please initiate your request by completing this brief pre-application.
(A pdf version of the Pre-Application is available for review and download here. It is suggested the applicant review all questions prior to completing the online form. Please note, all Pre-Applications must be completed and submitted online).