Today is: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eastgate is announcing the opening of the FY2018 ARC Program

Pre-application process from March 29, 2017 through May 10, 2017.


Pre-applications are due at the Eastgate office by 3pm on Wednesday May 10th.

If you are interested in applying forFY2018 ARC funding, please contact Kathy Zook before you begin the pre-application so we may discuss your project eligibility and program criteria.

As per page 6 of the attached instruction booklet, all applicants are required to attend the Eastgate ARC Pre-Application Workshop on Wednesday, April 19th at 1:30pm in the Eastgate Mill Creek room (large conference room).

It is preferred the primary person responsible for writing the grant from your agency is the person who attends this workshop to represent your organization. Please contact Kathy Zook to confirm your attendance so we may provide handout materials for all participants.

The FY2018 ARC allocation is determined by Congress. We anticipate knowing the amount of allocation for our three-county district sometime after the new Federal fiscal year starts in October 2017.


In order for projects to be funded through the ARC program they must meet at least one of the five ARC goals listed below:

·       Goal 1: Economic Opportunities -Strengthen entrepreneurial and business development strategies

·       Goal 2: Ready Workforce - Increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health

·       Goal 3: Critical Infrastructure - Broadband; Access Rd (ADHS); and water/wastewater systems.

·       Goal 4: Natural and Cultural Assets - Strengthen Appalachia’s community and economic development potential by leveraging the Region’s natural and cultural assets.

·       Goal 5:Leadership and Community Capacity - Build the capacity and skills of current and next-generation


Eligible applicants:

·       Political subdivisions (county, city, village)

·       Educational institutions (school district and vocational school districts, colleges and universities)

·       Public institutions (port authorities, libraries)

·       Non-profit Organizations(community improvement corporations, social service agencies)


Examples of types of projects eligible for funding:

·       Funds available for projects that assist communities create and retain businesses and jobs

·       Assist communities develop an educated, skilled workforce

·       Water/sewer improvements

·       Access roads

·       Projects that provide job training skills to residents (workforce development)

·       Projects that increase ability to compete in a global economy and improve economic opportunity

·       Create access to affordable, quality health care

·       Support the development and improvement of infrastructure.

·       Telecommunications/ Broadband


Please contact Kathy Zook if you have any questions.


FY18ARC Pre-App Instructions

ARC Fact Sheet FY18