Appalachian Local Development District Assistance

To provide planning and development resources in multicounty areas; to help develop the technical competence essential to sound development assistance; and to meet the objectives stated under the program entitled Appalachian Regional Development (23.001).

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: local development district support.

Fiscal Year 2017: local development district support.

Fiscal Year 2018: local development district support.

Agency - Appalachian Regional Commission

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Refer to Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board $ 31,800   2015-01-012015-12-31
Southern Tier Central Regional Planning And Development Board $ 28,900   2015-01-012015-12-31
Northeast Georgia Regional Commission, Inc $ 63,114   2015-01-012015-12-31
Three Rivers Regional Commission $ 32,184   2015-01-012015-12-31
South Carolina Appalachian $ 175,000   2015-01-012015-12-31
South Central Alabama Development Commission $ 29,708   2015-01-012015-12-31
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission $ 207,558   2015-01-012015-12-31
Georgia Mountains Regional Commission $ 162,144   2015-01-012015-12-31
Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board $ 33,100   2015-01-012015-12-31
Ohio Mid Eastern Governments Association $ 20,900   2015-01-012015-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For administrative expenses, including technical services of certified local development districts; in addition to the uses and use restrictions detailed in the Appalachian Regional Development Program (23.001), the local development district may use grant funds for the purchase of real estate and vehicles; and for space improvement and construction only with the express approval of ARC.

Funds may be used only in the performance of grantees program and in accordance with the budget, and amendments thereto, as approved by the Commission.

See restrictions listed under the Appalachian Regional Development Program (23.001).

For administrative expenses, including technical services of certified local development districts.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Multicounty organizations certified by the State.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Multicounty organizations.


Certificate by the Governor. State Appalachian Plan and Strategy Statement must describe the procedures for the participation of local development districts in the Appalachian development planning process. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The State Alternate's Office is the coordinator for the Governor for Appalachian investments.

The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No.

A-102 must be used for this program.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications are approved by the State Member of ARC and the Federal Co-Chair. All proposed projects must meet the requirements of the State Appalachian Plan and Strategy Statement. Strategy statements are submitted to the Commission for approval annually prior to the Fall Commission meeting. A letter of transmittal signed by the State Member and Standard Form 424 are required.

Award Procedures

Upon determination that the State approved project is eligible within a Commission approved Appalachian State Development Plan and Strategy Statement, the Federal Co-chairman determines that the project satisfies all Federal requirements.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, Section 302, Public Law 89-4, as amended, 40 U.S.C. 14321.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Usually within 45 days after the receipt of the application at the Commission.


Not Applicable.


Renewals and amended applications follow the same procedures as the original application.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Administrative grants may be funded at 50%, wherever the local development district is located, except that a state may request that ARC participation be increased to as much as 75 percent for a local development district that includes a distressed county or counties within its service area or to as much as 70 percent for a local development district that includes an at-risk count or counties within its service area. See the ARC Code and ARC Project Guidelines for more details. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is provided annually for 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


A final report is required at the end of each calendar year from each local development district that includes an analysis of performance activities and financial expenditures.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The Commission, the Federal Co-chairman of the Commission, and the Comptroller General of the United States shall have access for the purpose of audit and examination.


The grantee shall keep records for not less than 3 years which fully disclose the purpose, amount and disposition of ARC funds and other contributions.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $7,264,543; FY 17 est $7,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

'The Appalachian Regional Commission Code' (available at; 'ARC Travel Regulations;' 'ARC Section 302A Guidelines' and 'Audit Guide for Grants Made Under Section 302(A)(1) of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, as amended', and applicable OMB Circulars.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Refer to Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Jill Wilmoth 1666 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 600, Washington, District of Columbia 20009 Email: Phone: 202-884-7668

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