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Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Program

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Appalachian Regional Commission
Nov 20, 2020

The Appalachian Regional Commission provides grants designed to create opportunities for economic development and improved quality of life in Appalachian Alabama.

Proposed projects should address at least one of the program goals.

  • Invest in entrepreneurial and business development strategies that strengthen Appalachia's economy
  • Improve the education, knowledge, skills, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia
  • Invest in critical infrastructure, especially broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
  • Strengthen Appalachia's community and economic development potential by leveraging the Region's natural and cultural heritage assets
  • Build the capacity and skills of current and next generation leaders and organizations to innovate, collaborate, and advance community and economic development

Eligible applicants include:

  • State and local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Institutions of higher education

Projects must be located in the Alabama counties that are within the Appalachian Regional Commission service area.

Geographic coverage
Counties in Appalachian Alabama.
Amount of funding

Up to $200,000.

Matching funds are required based on county economic status.

  • Distressed - 80% grant/20% match
  • At-risk - 70% grant/30% match
  • Transitional - 50% grant/50% match
  • Competitive - 30% grant/70% match
  • Attainment - Not eligible for funding
Application process

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

Use the appropriate checklist as a guide for completing the application package.

Completed applications may be submitted by:

CED Division – ARC Program
Attention: Ms. Crystal G. Talley
Post Office Box 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5690

401 Adams Avenue, Room 524
Montgomery, Alabama 36104


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Broadband · Community and economic development · Educational attainment · Employment and unemployment · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare needs and services · Healthcare workforce · Infrastructure · Leadership · Transportation · Alabama

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