Appalachian Development Highway System

To provide a highway system which, in conjunction with other federally-aided highways, will open up areas with development potential within Appalachia where commerce and communication have been inhibited by lack of adequate access.



Agency - Appalachian Regional Commission

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Inquiries and proposals for projects should be submitted first to the Appalachian State office designated by the Governor.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog.) Other inquiries may be addressed to: Executive Director, Appalachian Regional Commission, 1666 Connecticut Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20009.

Telephone: (202) 884-7700.

Use the same number for FTS.
Website Address

http://www.arc.gov




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 10.9 miles completed. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The grants may be used for preliminary engineering, right-of-way, and construction of highways meeting the objectives stated above.

Total highway construction may not exceed 3,090 miles for the 13-State system.

The highways must be accepted and maintained as a Federal-aid highway.

Refer to general use restrictions stated in the Appalachian Regional Development program (23.001).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State governments only are eligible for development highways within their Appalachian portions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States.

Credentials/Documentation

Segments must be approved by the ARC and projects must be processed in accordance with State Highway department and Federal Highway Administration procedures. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No.

A-102 must be used for this program.

The State highway department coordinates with the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT), as in the case of federally aided highway construction.

The District Director or State Alternate's Office will provide guidance on specific problems and technical assistance in the preparation of applications.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The ARC has established a corridor system. The Appalachian State office designated by the State Member submits an application for construction within this system to the Commission for consideration. ARC must concur in detailed highway locations and construction centerlines. Upon such approval, State highway departments may submit plans to implement projects to the State-level office of Federal Highway Administration.

Award Procedures

Upon determination that the State approved project is eligible within a Commission approved Appalachian Highway Plan, the Federal Co-chairman notifies FHWA of centerline approval after determining that the project satisfies all Federal requirements. The Department of Transportation is then notified, administers the grants and disburses the funds.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, Section 201, Public Law 89-4, as amended, 40 U.S.C. 14501.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Funding for work on the Appalachian Development Highway System is allowed at 100%, wherever the project is located. Please see the ARC Code for more details. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is provided as required. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are distributed to states.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit data in preparation for an annual status report.

Grantees are required to reconcile obligations against progress.

Grantees are required to detailed construction status reports.

Grantees are required to reconcile obligations against progress.

Performance is measured and reported each year in accordance with the goals and strategies of ARC's Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The Federal Highway Administration, DOT, supervises audits for the Commission.

Records

Records and time of record maintenance as required by the Federal Highway Administration, DOT.

Financial Information

Account Identification

46-0200-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $271,200,000; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Ranges and averages vary with type of use. Allocations are within predetermined system of highways. Funding is provided from the Highway Trust Fund.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The ARC Code (available at www.arc.gov); 'Appalachian Regional Commission Project Guidelines' (also available at www.arc.gov); applicable State Appalachian Plans and Guidelines; Performance and Accountability Reports, no charge.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Inquiries and proposals for projects should be submitted first to the Appalachian State office designated by the Governor. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.) Other inquiries may be addressed to: Executive Director, Appalachian Regional Commission, 1666 Connecticut Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20009. Telephone: (202) 884-7700. Use the same number for FTS.

Headquarters Office

Jill Wilmoth 1666 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 600, Washington, District of Columbia 20009 Email: jwilmoth@arc.gov Phone: 202-884-7668

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS.



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