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BIL Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economics (ARISE). Rolling deadline.

Opportunity Title:

Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economics (ARISE)


The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC or the Commission) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965 through the Appalachian Regional Development Act (ARDA) 40 U.S. Code § 14101–14704, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the president of the United States. Local participation is also provided through multi-county local development districts (LDDs). ARC serves a 206,000-square-mile region of 26 million people that includes all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.


• Local development districts (LDDs);

• Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes;

• States, counties, cities, or other political subdivision of a state, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions;

• Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education;

• Public or private nonprofit organizations or associations.

Award Details:

This RFP makes available at least $10 million in FY 2022 funding for planning grants and up to $63.5 million in FY 2022 funding for implementation grants. In addition to this $73.5 million ($10 million planning and $63.5 million implementation) in grant resources that the RFP makes available, ARC is providing up to $6.5 million in assistance to ARC states to facilitate ARISE implementation. While these grants may be spread over multiple years, ARC has made no decision on additional funding in FY 2023 or subsequent fiscal years.

Submission Details:

Up to 4-page concept paper must be submitted prior to applying for an ARISE grant. Proposals are accepted on a rolling deadline.

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