We strongly recommend applicants focus on general operating funding needs that have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be aware that ARPA funds cannot be used for new projects that are unrelated to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. If your organization has begun to develop a proposal related to new projects or purchases unrelated to how your organization or the populations you serve were impacted by COVID-19, please change the focus of your application to an eligible activity. Treasury guidance has also been provided to show all eligible uses under ARPA. Ineligible uses include the following:
Deposit into pension funds- the statute provides that recipients may not use Fiscal Recovery Funds for deposit into any pension fund. More specifically, the interim final rule does not permit assistance to be used to make a payment into the pension system if:
Funds cannot be used to offset a reduction in net tax revenue.
Other restrictions on use- payments from Fiscal Recovery Funds are subject to pre-existing limitations provided in other Federal statutes and regulations and may not be used as non-Federal for other Federal programs whose statute or regulations bar the use of Federal funds to meet matching requirements.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON FRIDAY JULY 1st. PLEASE NOTE THAT CITY CLOSES AT 1PM ON FRIDAY JULY 1st