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Posted on: January 14, 2022

City Accepting Applications and Project Ideas for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding

ARPA Funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is accepting applications from community agencies requesting American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). The City is prepared to use a portion of its $7.8 million allocation to fund organizations that can support Carbondale’s recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding. 

Community agencies, organizations, non-profits, or any qualified subrecipient must complete the online ARPA funding request application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25. (A fillable PDF of the application may be found here. If your organization chooses to use the fillable PDF, email the completed form to Faith Johnson at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25.) 

According to the US Department of Treasury, funding may be used to meet local needs within these four eligible use categories:

  • Replace lost public sector revenue
  • Support the COVID-19 public health and economic response
  • Provide premium pay for eligible workers performing essential work
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure

For a detailed overview of eligible use categories, click here.  

The City of Carbondale also seeks ideas for potential community projects that ARPA funding may support. To submit a project idea, complete the Project Idea online form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25. 

A public hearing will be held at the March 8 City Council meeting where the City Council will seek community input on proposals that are received. The City of Carbondale anticipates to begin executing contracts in June 2022.

For more information, contact Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-457-3262. 

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

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