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 over $1.2M in grants to local nonprofits to support their community-focused missions and alleviate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Summer Learning Loss Prevention
ARPA funds will be used to support the Beverly Summer Literacy Program.
Youth Support Programs
ARPA funds will be used to expand services at the McPherson Youth Center.
Additional projects will be added as details become available.
McPherson Youth Center Renovation
Corning & Spring Street Improvements
For remote participation in public meetings
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.