US Economic Development Administration
American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment Assistance
The Economic Adjustment Assistance program is EDA’s most flexible program, and grants made under this program will help hundreds of communities across the nation plan, build, innovate, and put people back to work through construction or non-construction projects designed to meet local needs.
$100,000 - $10,000,000
US Department of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): Project to Support America’s Families and Educators (Project SAFE)
The Project SAFE grant program provides grants to eligible LEAs to improve student safety and well-being by advancing strategies consistent with CDC guidance to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools.
$50,000 - $350,000
Volunteer Generation Fund ARP
Volunteer Generation Fund grants will be used to develop and/or support community-based entities to recruit, manage, and support volunteers. AmeriCorps seeks to fund effective approaches that expand volunteering, strengthen the capacity of volunteer connector organizations to recruit and retain skill-based volunteers, and develop strategies to use volunteers effectively to solve problems.
General Planning Services
General planning services needed to execute an ARPA-funded municipal project, including:
Project-based land use plans
Small area plans
Downtown and streetscape plans
Scenario planning/land use suitability analysis
Community engagement and meeting facilitation
Affordable Housing Planning Services
Technical assistance to local governments on using ARPA funds for housing and community development, including:
Understanding the allowable uses
Recruiting and working with developers and community-based organizations
Developing internal capacity to manage project compliance
Utility Project Consultation
Provision of additional capacity to successfully complete needed improvements in local water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.
If needed, resources may also be available to assist with all aspects of regional utility projects, from stakeholder discussions through the technical aspects of such projects.
Assessment of your government’s current cybersecurity preparedness and referral for ways to increase your government’s cybersecurity capabilities, along with the possibility of assistance in funding some of these improvements.
Grant Writing Services
Assistance with identifying grant sources, preparing successful grant applications, and managing grants received.
Services must be associated with ARPA-funded grant programs or programs that can offer funds supplementing a project made possible through the receipt of SLFRF allocations.
Access to attorneys with expertise in ARPA, federal grant compliance, purchasing regulations under the ARPA legislation, and more.
Attorneys may be able to provide answers to questions in areas such as project eligibility and policies required under ARPA, among others.
If you are not sure of the service you need, this is the category to submit your request for assistance.
Strategic Planning & Facilitation
Assistance in preparing a strategic plan that allows for the most effective and efficient spending of local ARPA funds, and aligning spending to goals, objectives, and a vision that decision-makers reach a consensus on.