Other Eligibility Criteria:
A project must implement the Development Plan of the Appalachian State in which it is located and it must have been identified by the state in its Annual Strategy Statement submitted to ARC.
Applications for ARC assistance are made through the state member of the Commission Appalachian representing the applicant and are submitted to the ARC Federal Co-Chairman for approval. Approval requires a certification by the state member and a determination by the Federal Co- Chairman that the project meets the requirements for assistance.
Generally, ARC grants are limited to 50% of project costs.
-For projects in ARC-designated distressed counties, this limit can be raised to 80%.
-For projects in ARC-designated at-risk counties, this limit can be raised to 70%.
-For projects located in ARC-designated competitive counties (those that are approaching national economic norms), funding is usually limited to 30% of project costs.