How to apply...
Applications for individual projects must be submitted through and with the approval of the State Alternate to the Appalachian Regional Commission (listed in Additional Contact Information - FMR Help). (See individual Appalachian program description.)
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Upon receipt of project applications approved by the State, the Federal Co-Chairman determines that the project satisfies all requirements for assistance under the Act and approves the application. If a basic Federal agency will administer the project, it is then notified and will disburse funds when appropriate. The ARC notifies Congressional offices and the office of the Governor of grant awards. (See individual Appalachian program descriptions.)
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.