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Posted on: May 10, 2022

City Opens Applications for American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Funding for Local Non-Profit Agencies

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The City of New Braunfels is now accepting applications from local non-profit agencies for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to New Braunfels from the U.S. Department of Treasury...

The City of New Braunfels is now accepting applications from local non-profit agencies for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to New Braunfels from the U.S. Department of Treasury. Applications are now available online for agencies to apply for a portion of the approximately $10.9 million in total ARPA funds allocated to the City of New Braunfels.

The federal government requires that funding through ARPA be used to support the public health response in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, address the negative economic impacts of the pandemic, or investments that are targeted at serving the hardest-hit communities and families. Earlier this year, the City of New Braunfels held a pre- application process to determine what capital improvement projects are currently in development by the local non- profit community that would qualify for these funds. A total of 23 local non-profit agencies were invited to apply with their capital improvement and construction projects that:
  • address health disparities or education disparities,

  • address social health,

  • provide investment in housing and neighborhoods,

  • or promote healthy childhood environments.

“We were thrilled to see that the local non-profit community is ready to respond to these needs in New Braunfels, and the City is looking forward to providing this federal funding for these much needed projects,” said AssistantCity Manager Jared Werner. “The pre-application process was key in determining the types of projects that could befunded and what additional information was needed during the formal application process.”

Local non-profit agencies can now begin applying for ARPA funding, with the application available on the City of New Braunfels website at www.nbtexas.org/ARPA. Applications will be accepted through June 9th, followed by aseries of meetings with the agencies that have applied. The City’s Finance and Audit Committee is expected to make recommendations to New Braunfels City Council on which projects should receive funding by the end of July, with City Council approval expected in late August or early September. For more information about ARPA funding or to submit an application, log on to www.nbtexas.org/ARPA.

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