American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Information
ARPA Grant Applications -
Deadline: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 4:30pm - This application period has closed.
The City Council encouraged applications for grant funding from organizations supporting projects that meet the requirements of ARPA funding and are aligned with the City’s priority areas: childcare, homelessness, housing, job training, mental health, and substance use disorder. Additionally, projects that have long-term benefits, have a high probability of success, clearly demonstrate organizational resources and capacity, leverage additional funding and partnerships, and generate outcomes and future cost savings that will benefit the City of Bangor and its taxpayers will be prioritized.
Anyone interested in volunteering to participate in reviewing of applications are encouraged to apply at www.homeunitedway.org/arpa, as soon as possible. Volunteers will be trained and supported by Heart of Maine United way, similar to their existing processes.
The application process will be administered by United Way Heart of Maine through their existing grant management process. Click here to view more information.
ARPA Funding Allocation:
December 28, 2022:
Bangor Public Library - $241,271 - Investment in workforce to support individuals who are experiencing one or more of the following: unhoused, mental health concern and/or substance use disorder.
Fresh Start Sober Living - $396,100 - Investment in the energy efficiency of affordable communal housing - Investment in substance use disorder recovery.
Penquis - $540,000 - Investment in affordable housing & water and sewer projects.
Maine Discovery Museum - $500,000 - Investment in air handling and HVAC system replacement.
The City of Bangor was fortunate to be awarded $20.48 million in ARPA funding, through the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund.
The intent of the funding is to provide governments with the resources needed to respond to the pandemic and its economic effects and to build a stronger, more equitable economy during the recovery.
This ARPA funding is a historic opportunity for the City to make transformative investments within our community that will benefit our constituents for decades.
The final rule governing the use and reporting thereof was issued on January 7, 2022 and must be fully expended by December 31, 2026.
Page last updated on May 5, 2023
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