Flint to launch ARPA community grant program application Monday
FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) - Over $15 million in American Rescue Plan funding will soon be available for some Flint organizations next week.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, eligible organizations will be able to apply for funds to administer community grant programs that will serve Flint residents in three priority program areas: housing and blight elimination, public health, and economic development.
The application, according to city officials, is for eligible nonprofits, businesses, and community-based organizations that will administer specific programs, like home repair and improvement, or youth job training, to Flint residents.
Once organizations apply, city officials will then decide which ones have the most expertise in said subject matters, as well as the capacity and experience to deliver said services.
All official information about the ARPA Community Grant Programs application will be available at cityofflint.com/ARPA on Monday, Jan. 23. Residents are encouraged to visit the website to learn about Flint’s ARPA funding plan.
“We are urging residents to be vigilant and make sure that they are getting accurate information about ARPA funding,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “ARPA represents a transformative investment in our community, and I encourage Flint residents to stay engaged on this topic.”
The City of Flint administration has developed the official ARPA community grant application alongside many partners, including compliance consultants Ernst & Young, city council members, and philanthropic partners who have provided technical assistance.
A total of $15,660,000 will be available for community grant programs as part of Flint’s allocation of ARPA funding. Additional economic development grant programs will be forthcoming. This funding is a portion of the $94.7 million Flint was awarded under the federal aid program designed to help the nation recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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