Jesse’s right. The ANRPC currently is an umbrella organization. We offer advice, help, and a website to promote your circuit, as well as some guidelines. How you structure your circuit is up to you. This started with @Cory_Hockman and the SMC kids, who had the idea of sending someone to Worlds 2015. That fell through, but, the idea remained the same.
Basically, we have a series of tournaments through a geographical region that are on par with SCs, maybe slightly larger. Instead of the fire and forget of an SC, we have people from those qualify for an invitational. Since we have no major sponsors, we collect some money from each store in exchange for running the tournament. We use that money to seed the finals of the circuit. A number of the circuits will be wrapping up their first finals next month.
If you want to send someone to Worlds NEXT year, that is possible.