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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The legislation established the Coronavirus-19 State and local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) which is intended to support state and local governments as they address the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on their communities. The City of Bridgeport has been allocated $110 million to spend through December of 2024. Funding must be used to respond to and recover from the pandemic in accordance with guidelines set by the U.S. Treasury Department.
According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, “Fiscal Recovery Funds must be used in one of the four eligible use categories specified in the American Rescue Plan Act and implemented in the Interim Final Rule, which includes “respond[ing] to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality.”
The City is allocating ARP dollars to a number non-profit programs, small businesses, infrastructure projects, and city services to address the public health crisis and the economic impacts of COVID-19. The City is soliciting proposals from non-profits and small businesses for each of the programmatic areas below.
There will be a Special Meeting of the American Rescue Plan Act: Affordable Housing, Homelessness, and Rental Assistance Committee on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. This meeting will be conducted by Zoom/Teleconference. The public may listen into this meeting by calling the following conference line and then entering the conference code:
Dial-in Number#: (929) 436-2866
Meeting ID#: 986 2505 1858
1. Interviews of and consideration of the following ARPA grant applicants:
a. Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (Homes for the Brave)
b. Bridgeport Housing Authority (Park City Communities)
c. Building Neighborhoods Together
View the agenda and minutes for ARP committees by choosing "American Rescue Plan Committees" from the drop down menu below:
Listing files in 'American Rescue Plan Committees'
ARP Affordable Housing Committee Special Meeting 10.15.21_AGENDApdf - uploaded on 10/14/2021 11:39 AM
ARP Small Business Committee Special Meeting 10.18.21.AGENDApdf - uploaded on 10/14/2021 1:23 PM
ARP Weatherization Committee Special Meeting 10.18.21 AGENDA.pdf - uploaded on 10/14/2021 1:31 PM
ARP_Affordable Housing Special Meeting 10.13.21 AGENDA.pdf - uploaded on 10/13/2021 4:13 PM
ARP_Affordable Housing Special Meeting 10.14.21 AGENDA.pdf - uploaded on 10/13/2021 4:13 PM
ARP_Second Chance Committee Special Meeting 10.15.21_AGENDA.pdf - uploaded on 10/13/2021 4:13 PM
ARP_Youth & Education Special Meeting10.14.21 AGENDA.pdf - uploaded on 10/13/2021 4:13 PM
*Times are adjusted to the local time of the organization (GMT -5)
Please click on each link below to open the Request for Proposals, which includes information on the funding opportunity, eligibility and reporting requirements, the application, and more.
• Small Business Expansion
• Storefront Improvements
Two hard copies of applications for funding are due to the Purchasing Department by no later than 2 P.M. on September 30, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.
View the American Rescue Plan COVID-19 Relief - Community Input Results.