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Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.


The application cycle has not yet opened; however, an applicant workshop has been scheduled for August 1, 2018. See below for additional information.

Appalachian Regional Commission
Oct 1, 2018

Kelly Chasteen


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:

  • Economic opportunities:
    Invest in entrepreneurial and business development strategies that strengthen Appalachia's economy
  • Ready workforce
    Increase the education, skills, knowledge, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia
  • Critical infrastructure
    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.

Geographic coverage
Appalachian counties of Alabama
Amount of funding

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.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and forms are available on the program website.

Applicant workshop
August 1, 2018
7th floor auditorium
401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL
Register with Denise Molina (334.353.1893) by July 20, 2018.

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Access · Appalachia · Broadband · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Healthcare facilities · Housing and homelessness · Infrastructure · Leadership · Networking and collaboration · Primary care · Public health · Self-sufficiency · Transportation · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Alabama

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