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Appalachian Area Development

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Application Procedure:

Application must be submitted and approved by the State member of the ARC. All proposed projects must conform to the State Strategy Statement submitted annually prior to December 15. Guidelines and forms for funding Appalachian development projects are available from the local development district director and the State Alternate's Office. A letter of transmittal signed by the State member and an executed ARC Form 1 is required with the submission.

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.

Award Procedure:

Upon determination that the State approved project is eligible within a Commission approved Appalachian State Development Plan and Strategy Statement and Investment Program, the Federal Co-Chairman determines that the project satisfies all Federal requirements. If a basic Federal agency will administer the project it is then notified and will disburse the grant funds when appropriate. The ARC notifies Congressional Offices and the Office of the Governor of grant awards.

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.