At its May 10, 2022 meeting, Asheville City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the City to execute the agreements for the fulfillment of the American Rescue Plan Act funding recommendations.
These funds, in the amount of $11,723,257, come solely from ARPA funding.
City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager, Debra Campbell, to disperse America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to qualified applicants.
Those Recipients are:
- COA Inclusive & Accessible Gov. City of Asheville CAPE $514,120
- Community Engagement Young Men’s Inst. Cultural Center $800,000
- Southside Kitchen We Give A Share, Inc $90,000
- Homeless Services Program Eliada Homes, Inc. $473,050
- Litter & Cleanliness Program City of Asheville $500,000
- HELP2Day Eagle Market Streets Devl Corp $143,128
- Mobile Meals Expansion Food Connection Inc $221,676
- Domestic Violence Intervention SPARC Foundation $153,483
- Affordable Housing Thrive Asheville $135,000
- Upgrade Dwntwn restrooms City of Asheville $650,000
- Emerg. Shelter: Domestic Violence Helpmate $2,000,000
- Mountain Community Capital Fund Mountain BizCapital, Inc. dba $1,293,000
- Continuum of Victims’ Services The Mediation Center $900,000
- Perm Supportive Housing Expansion Homeward Bound of WNC $999,900
- Equity & Resiliency: Affordable Home Habitat for Humanity $600,000
- Clean-Energy Upgrades Housing Green Built Alliance $250,000
- Housing for Women& Children ABCCM $999,900
- Housing & Income Stability Pisgah Legal Services $1,000,000
What is ARPA Funding and how does it benefit our community
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, is federal funds designed to support local governments responding to the economic and public health impacts of 2019. ARPA funds are a one-time funding source and are separate from the standard ongoing city budget process.
City Council, supported by staff, had the task of deciding how to best leverage the use of these ARPA funds to assist with COVID-19 recovery in the community.