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

Open Date:


Close Date:


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 concept papers on an ongoing basis.

FY24 Info:

  • 2nd Round applications are due on 12/31/23
  • 3rd Round applications are due on 2/29/24
  • 4th Round applications are due on 4/30/24
  • 5th Round applications are due on 6/30/24


Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Funded by:

Appalachian Regional Commission


The Appalachian 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.

ARISE Webinars can be found here.

Related Resources

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:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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