November 10, 2015

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

ARC Projects 2000 – 2015

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2017 Ohio Appalachian Assistance Grants Return on Investment Report

In 2017, Ohio’s LDDs administered 52 projects with $47,171,621 in total project costs (including $10,100,057 in federal and state investments) that resulted in 447 new jobs and 2,061 jobs retained.
Ohio’s Local Development Districts accomplish this by fostering partnerships among local governments, building public-private alliances and making strategic investments. The four Local Development Districts work to achieve the greatest impact leveraging limited resources to bring more funding into the Region.
Ohio’s Local Development Districts secured $34.91 in direct Appalachian project dollars for every $1 spent on administration.


2016 Ohio Appalachian Assistance Grants ROI Report

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.  Local Development Districts work in partnership with the ARC to promote regional strategies for partnerships, progress and prosperity. The Appalachian Regional Commission has been providing resources to this 13 state region of the U.S. since 1965. For more information about the ARC, visit their website.

To maximize investments made by the ARC in Ohio, the Governors Office of Appalachia (GOA) was formed in 1986 to enhance those opportunities with matching state funds for projects. Ohio is the only state in the ARC region to match the federal allocation with state funds. For more information about the GOA, visit their website.

ARC approves funding for more than 400 projects annually throughout the 13-state Appalachian Region.

OHIO: (those in bold are within Buckeye Hills Region): Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington Counties.

2017 ARC at Work Fact Sheet

Investing in Coal-Impacted Appalachia Fact Sheet – 2017

Priority Goal Areas

The Appalachian Regional Commission’s federal priority goal areas are found below. For more information please visit the ARC website.

Goal 1: Economic Opportunities
Invest in entrepreneurial and business development strategies that strengthen Appalachia’s economy.

Goal 2: Ready Workforce
Increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of residents to work and succeed in Appalachia.

Goal 3: Critical Infrastructure
Invest in critical infrastructure—especially broadband; transportation, including the Appalachian Development Highway System; 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 heritage assets.

Goal 5: Leadership and Community Capacity
Build the capacity and skills of current and next-generation leaders and organizations to innovate, collaborate, and advance community and economic development.

More information on the Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Suggested Performance Measures for  federal ARC projects can be found in the ARC Stragetic Plan. ARC code requires that all projects relate to at least one goal and objective for consideration.

In addition to meeting an ARC Goal and at least one State Strategy, ARC projects considered for funding in the BH-HVRDD must meet one of the following priority areas:

1) Create and/or retain private sector jobs in the District
2) Extend or upgrade water or sewer service to residents of the District
3) Provide quality health care to residents of the District
4) Provide job skills training to residents of the District

NOTE: Projects recommended for ARC funding by BHRC must have ALL matching funds committed.

Please contact Development Specialist Melissa Zoller with any questions regarding ARC programming.

GOA State Strategy2014PDF
GOA State Strategy - Goals and Objectives2014PDF
ARC Strategic Plan2016PDF
ARC Project Guidelines2011PDF
Non-Construction Checklist2016PDF
Construction Checklist2016PDF