How to apply...
A State or local agency, willing to assume contractual and implementation responsibility for a research and demonstration project, submits an application for consideration through the Appalachian State Alternate's office. Applications must be submitted and approved by the State member of the Appalachian Regional Commission. All proposed projects must relate to the needs identified in the State Appalachian Plan and Strategy Statement and Investment Program (due prior to December 15). This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
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.
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.
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.