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BIL Opportunity: Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE)

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Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Economic Development, Education and Workforce Development, Other Infrastructure, Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

ARISE program is open and accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Funded by:

Appalachian Regional Commission


The Appalacian Regional Commission (ARC) Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is an $80 million a year initiative to drive large scale, regional transformation through multistate collaborative projects. ARISE projects must address at least one of ARC’s 5 strategic investment priorities: building businesses; building workforce; building infrastructure; building regional culture and tourism; or building leaders and community capacity. ARISE makes available federal resources to transform Appalachia’s economy through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Up to $10,000,000 Implementation Grant; up to $500,000 Planning Grant
Estimated Awards:
Not stated

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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