ARC FY20 Grant Program Announcement

Apr 01, 2019

Eastgate is announcing the opening of the FY2020 ARC Program Pre-application process from March 29 through May 9, 2019. Attached is the FY2020 ARC Pre-application and Instruction booklet. Pre-applications are due at the Eastgate office by 3pm on Thursday May 9th.  If interested in applying for FY2020 ARC funding, please contact me before you begin the pre-application so we may discuss your project eligibility and program criteria. As per page 5 of the attached instruction booklet, all applicants are required to attend the Eastgate ARC Pre-Application Workshop on Thursday, April 18th at 1:30 pm 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 me to confirm your attendance so we may provide handout materials for all participants. The FY2020 ARC allocation for our District 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 2019.

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

  • Create and/or retain private sector jobs in the District
  • Extend or upgrade water or sewer service to residents of the District
  • Provide quality health care to residents of the District
  • Provide job skills training/workforce development for residents of the District
  • Develop/improve infrastructure for residents of the District
  • Improve economic opportunity
  • Improve broadband access
  • Improve AHDS and access roads to decrease isolation and increase job creation
  • Strengthen economic development by leveraging natural and cultural assets
  • Foster leadership and community capacity

Download the FY20 ARC Pre-Application Instruction Booklet
2020 ARC Fact Sheet