Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grants
The Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grants will award funding for projects designed to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life in the Appalachian counties of Alabama.
The goals of this grant cycle are:
Invest in entrepreneurial and business development strategies that strengthen Appalachia's economy
Increase the education, skills, knowledge, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia
Invest in critical infrastructure, especially in broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
Natural and cultural assets
Strengthen community and economic development potential by leveraging the region's natural and cultural heritage assets
Leadership and community capacity
Build the capacity and skills of current and next-generation leaders and organizations to innovate, collaborate, and advance community and economic development.
A complete list of goals, strategies, and objectives are available on the program website.
Eligible applicants include:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Educational institutions
- Local development districts
- Local governments
- State governments
Applicants must be located in the 37 Appalachian counties of Alabama. For a list of eligible counties, see the program website.
Award Ceiling: $200,000
ARC funds require a match based on county economic status designation. Distressed Counties are eligible for 80% ARC funding. At-Risk Counties are eligible for up to 70% ARC funding. All other counties are Transitional Counties and are eligible for 50% ARC funding.
Links to additional guidance and forms are available on the program website.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.