Section 244 ARC/RPZ

Public Law 114-113, Sec. 244, states that with respect to formula allocations to states pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5306(d), the Secretary shall permit a jurisdiction to demonstrate compliance with 42 U.S.C. 5305(c)(2)(A) if it had been designated as majority low- and moderate-income pursuant to data from the 2000 decennial Census and it continues to have economic distress as evidenced by inclusion in a designated Rural Promise Zone or Distressed County as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. This section shall apply to any such state funds appropriated in each fiscal year from 2017 through 2020, and under prior appropriation Acts (with respect to any such allocated but uncommitted funds available to any such state).

State CDBG grantees use IDIS to report compliance with 42 U.S.C. 5305(c)(2)(A), low- and moderate-income benefit on an area-basis (LMA). In IDIS, user reports the Census tract and block groups corresponding to the LMA service area, followed by the manual entry of the population and LMI percentage based on the data. Because an option does currently not exist in IDIS to indicate which dataset in IDIS is being referenced, HUD advises that grantees that qualify for the exception pursuant to Public Law 114-113 utilize the activity description field to indicate the dataset referenced by typing either "Public Law 114-113", "Census 2000 data used", or "ACS 2015".

View ARC Distressed and Rural Promise Zone Jurisdictions.

Entity Attribute Information

Attribute Description


Federal Information Processing Standard Key: ST+COUNTY+COUSUB+PLACE


Jurisdiction Area Name


State Abbreviation

ARC Distressed

"ARC"=Designated by Appalachian Regional Commission as a Distressed County for FY 18

Rural Promise Zone

"RPZ"=Round 1 or 2 Rural Promise Zone Designee

Data Sources

Rural Promise Zone Areas:

Appalachian Regional Commission Distressed Counties:

HUD Low and Moderate Income Summary Data: and