of Federally Funded
Technical Assistance and
ICF operates the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC), providing technical assistance (TA) to state education agencies (SEAs) in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. As one of 15 regional Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the ARCC at ICF facilitates collaborative projects with SEAs in the region to build their capacity to implement the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (reauthorized in 2015 as the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA), undertake large-scale change, and support district and school efforts to improve outcomes for students, narrow achievement gaps between student subgroups, and improve instructional quality.
The core objective of the ARCC is to provide high-quality, relevant, and useful TA that enhances specific SEA capacities in the Appalachia region to:
- Undertake state education reforms successfully
- Support district implementation of reforms
- Maintain effectiveness once our services are complete