Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program (ARC)
Since 2005, The Center for Rural Development’s Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program has presented more than $475,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) federal funding support to communities across Southern and Eastern Kentucky.
The funds, awarded in the form of ARC mini-grants, can be used for either the successful creation of a strategic plan or the implementation of priority community development projects identified in existing strategic plans. All projects must be completed within a six-month period.
Counties eligible to apply for ARC funding support through The Center include: Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Knott, Knox, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe. Cities within those counties may also apply.