Application & Process

States apply for SARA membership through a uniform state application process, demonstrating to the satisfaction of their Regional Compact that they meet the policies established for state membership in SARA.

  • State completes the standard SARA State Application (LINK) and submits it to the relevant regional compact.
  • Regional compact staff and the regional compact’s SARA steering committee review the application and make recommendations for approval or denial.
  • Regional compact approves or denies state application and notifies the state and NC-SARA of its decision.
  • States apply to their regional compact for renewal every two years.

Detailed information about the state application process is in the SARA Manual, Section 2.

All applications can be found here.