What is a "project"?

"Project" is the term the City of Monroe uses in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds Application to describe what the applicant intends to accomplish. This is inclusive of all allowable uses of ARPA funds.

Allowable uses include:

  • To respond to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19;
  • To provide assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits related to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19;
  • To aid impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;
  • For premium pay (hazard pay) up to $13/hour to eligible local government essential workers;
  • For grants to eligible private employers to provide hazard pay to essential workers;
  • To provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to COVID-19; or
  • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
  • Transfer funds to private nonprofit organizations “for the primary purpose of protecting and promoting public health;
  • Loans or grants are permissible to protect the local economy or promote compliance with public health guidelines.

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1. Who will review my application?
2. What criteria will be used to evaluate my application?
3. What is a "project"?
4. What is a "partner" / "partnership"?
5. Are partners/partnerships required?
6. How much money is available?
7. When will funds be available?
8. Will there be additional funding rounds?
9. Are round 1 recipients eligible for future funding rounds?
10. What is my status if I'm awarded funds?
11. I've been awarded funds...what are the next steps?