ARPA Projects and Accomplishments

The City of Beverly received $12.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. In addition to ongoing COVID-19 response, these funds are intended to support City services, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents, as they respond to and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 health emergency. The City has selected a variety of programs to support these efforts and make the most of this allocation. 

Projects in Progress

Small Business Grant Program

The City of Beverly provided over $1.8M in grants for small business to alleviate the impact of closures and business losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccinations & Testing

The City of Beverly held testing and vaccination clinics, providing 9,000 tests, and 2,665 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Nonprofit Grant Program

The City of Beverly will be providing grants for local nonprofits to support their community-focused missions and alleviate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Artists in Residence Program

Our participating Artist was tasked with utilizing arts and culture to highlight the City’s COVID-19 recovery through handmade artworks, community engagement offerings, and creative, inclusive economic development activities that succinctly supported multiple area businesses. The activities included a Community Quilt and a scavenger hunt. 

Additional Park Rangers at Dane Street Beach

ARPA funds supported the hiring of rangers at Dane Street Beach.

Upcoming Projects

Additional projects will be added as details become available.

McPherson Youth Center Renovation

Paving of Lynch Park Parking Lots

Summer Learning Loss Prevention