Posted on December 15, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is the sixth federal COVID-19 relief bill passed in the last year and is by far the largest infusion of resources to the State of Connecticut. It is estimated that more than $6 billion will come to the state through multiple ARPA grant programs. The City of Bristol will receive approximately $28 million in ARPA dollars over the next five years. A 15-member ARPA Task Force, comprised of appointed members from the community, has been formed to help determine how these funds will be distributed to benefit the Bristol community. The task force has selected UHY Advisors as the consultant to assist with the eligibility review, reporting, and project monitoring.
BRISTOL BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFITS ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR FIRST ROUND ARPA FUNDING OF $24M (FOR THE THREE ALLOWABLE ARPA FUNDING CATEGORIES: ELIGIBLE FOR-PROFIT PROJECTS, ELIGIBLE NON-PROFIT PROJECTS, AND ELIGIBLE CITY PROJECTS)
Applications are now being accepted with a submission deadline of January 31, 2022.** Applications must be completed in full and submitted by January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. in order to be considered for a grant. ARPA funds are for eligible costs related to the Coronavirus pandemic that your organization incurred after March 3, 2021 and must be expended by December 31, 2026.*
All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the consultant, UHY Advisors, to determine eligibility in relation to the Federal ARPA guidelines. Eligible projects will then be forwarded to the ARPA Task Force for award consideration. Projects must meet the guidelines established by the Federal Government in order to be eligible.
Click here for an ARPA Fact Sheet.
Click here for an ARPA Webinar.
Click here for more information and to access the application.
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State Representative Whit Betts