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READY Local Development Districts (LDDs)

Open Date:


Close Date:

Rolling deadline. Notify your ARC State Program Manager before applying.

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Strategy and Planning

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:

Applications will be on a rolling basis.


Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Funded by:

Appalachian Regional Commission


Through READY LDDs, ARC is making up to $4 million available to help LDDs increase staffing and capacity to support local governments and nonprofits in the management of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and other sources.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Contact Bettina Jones,

Program Analyst Community Capacity

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