Appalachian Local Development District Assistance


To provide planning and development resources in multicounty areas; to help develop the technical competence essential to sound development assistance; and to meet the objectives stated under the program entitled Appalachian Regional Development (23.001).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Appalachian Regional Commission
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, Section 302, Public Law 89-4, as amended, 40 U.S.C. 14321.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Multicounty organizations certified by the State.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Multicounty organizations.
Certificate by the Governor. State Appalachian Plan and Strategy Statement must describe the procedures for the participation of local development districts in the Appalachian development planning process.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. The State Alternate's Office is the coordinator for the Governor for Appalachian investments. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications are approved by the State Member of ARC and the Federal Co-Chair. All proposed projects must meet the requirements of the State Appalachian Plan and Strategy Statement. Strategy statements are submitted to the Commission for approval annually prior to the Fall Commission meeting. A letter of transmittal signed by the State Member and Standard Form 424 are required.
Award Procedure
Upon determination that the State approved project is eligible within a Commission approved Appalachian State Development Plan and Strategy Statement, the Federal Co-chairman determines that the project satisfies all Federal requirements.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Usually within 45 days after the receipt of the application at the Commission.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
For administrative expenses, including technical services of certified local development districts; in addition to the uses and use restrictions detailed in the Appalachian Regional Development Program (23.001), the local development district may use grant funds for the purchase of real estate and vehicles; and for space improvement and construction only with the express approval of ARC. Funds may be used only in the performance of grantees program and in accordance with the budget, and amendments thereto, as approved by the Commission.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
The Commission, the Federal Co-chairman of the Commission, and the Comptroller General of the United States shall have access for the purpose of audit and examination.
The grantee shall keep records for not less than 3 years which fully disclose the purpose, amount and disposition of ARC funds and other contributions.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. Administrative grants may be funded at 50%, wherever the local development district is located, except that a state may request that ARC participation be increased to as much as 75 percent for a local development district that includes a distressed county or counties within its service area or to as much as 70 percent for a local development district that includes an at-risk count or counties within its service area. See the ARC Code and ARC Project Guidelines for more details.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is provided annually for 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Refer to Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Jill Wilmoth
1666 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009 US
Phone: 202-884-7668
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $7,000,000.00; FY 16$7,264,543.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
"The Appalachian Regional Commission Code" (available at; "ARC Travel Regulations;" "ARC Section 302A Guidelines" and "Audit Guide for Grants Made Under Section 302(A)(1) of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, as amended", and applicable OMB Circulars.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 local development district support
Fiscal Year 2016 local development district support
Fiscal Year 2017 local development district support


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