ARPA Funding Request Memo

Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is coming to every municipality, county, and state without exception. The use of these funds is very broad, especially compared to CARES Act funding, mostly for COVID-related projects. ARPA money will get used by departments in your organization that start the conversations the fastest. Don’t lose out on this New Deal-level funding opportunity for your office by waiting to request funding.

You’ll improve your chances for approval if you can do the following:

  • Identify time-consuming, manual, paper-driven, or in-person processes
    (e.g., records requests management).
  • Quickly send a detailed plan to your leadership demonstrating project eligibility.
  • Get your name in the hat!