Appalachian Research, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects


To expand the knowledge of the region to the fullest extent possible by means of research (including investigations, studies, technical assistance and demonstration projects) in order to assist the Commission in accomplishing the objectives of the Act, and implementation of the ARC strategic plan.

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
Qualified candidates with subject matter experience who respond to Commission issued requests for proposals that are advertised on the Appalachian Regional Commission website (
Beneficiary Eligibility
States and local public bodies.
Projects must conform to the Appalachian Regional Commission Strategic Plan.
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 Appalachian Regional Commission reviews and prioritizes research and evaluation projects necessary to further the goals of the agency's strategic plan. The Executive Director approves individual contractors.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Candidates with subject matter expertise can respond to publicly advertised requests for proposals. Requests for proposals are located on the ARC website: The Commission reviews and prioritizes research projects to be completed each year.
Award Procedure
Upon determination that the approved project is eligible within a Commission approved Appalachian Strategic Plan, the Executive Director determines that the project satisfies all Federal requirements.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 60 days after the receipt of the application at the Commission.
Not applicable.
Yes, renewals are possible. They are processed in the same manner as the original application.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
To research the feasibility of plans and programs for concerted economic and community development. Priority will be given to research and technical assistance related to job creation projects. Project activities can include investigations, research, studies, evaluations, and assessments of needs, potentials, or attainments of the people of the region. All developments resulting from such research must be made freely available to the general public. Existing research by other agencies is to be utilized as much as possible.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
As required by the Commission, in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-156.
As required by the terms of the contract.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually 12 months. Assistance is provided as required. A schedule for payment is included in the contract proposal. However, ARC retains 10% of funds until the project is completed.
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 16$1,064,328.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $1,000,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
"The Appalachian Regional Commission Code" (limited distribution); "Appalachian Regional Commission Project Guidelines" (limited distribution); Research Program Prospectus (limited distribution).


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