On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. The $1.9 trillion Fiscal Recovery Funds package is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including public health and economic impacts. Of the entire $1.9 trillion bill, $350 billion was allocated to State and Local governments through State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to enable them to address strategic economic and infrastructure investments and address governmental budget shortfalls. The City of York has received a total of $35.3 million to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts.
As part of the city’s ARPA SLFRF spending plan, the city has allocated $1 million to a nonprofit economic recovery grant program. These grants are intended to help support 501(c)3 and 501(c)19 non-profit organizations that have faced negative economic hardship resulting from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The grants will assist these nonprofits in recovering from the impacts so they may continue to provide services effectively and efficiently to the York community.
Grants of up to $45,000 are available, with consideration to the extent applicants can demonstrate their negative economic impact from the pandemic. The city’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will close the application portal at 3 p.m. Friday, November 10th. Late applications will not be considered. DECD hosted an online information session to provide an overview of program guidelines at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 13th. The recording is available on the webpage listed below. Additionally, with the help of Anser Advisory, the city is providing help-desk support throughout the application period. Please direct all support requests to: NPgrantsupport@yorkcity.org.
For questions, please contact: NPgrantsupport@yorkcity.org
Grant Webpage: www.yorkcity.org/grants