At its meeting on May 10, 2022, the Asheville City Council passed 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 youo Authorize City Manager Debra Campbell to distribute America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to qualified applicants.
These recipients are:
- COA Inclusive & Accessible Gov. City of Asheville CAP $514,120
- Community involvement Young Men’s Inst. Cultural Center $800,000
- Southside Kitchen We Donate A Share, Inc $90,000
- Homeless Services Program Eliada Homes, Inc. $473,050
- Litter and Potty Program City of Asheville $500,000
- HELP2Day Eagle Market Streets Devl Corp $143,128
- Food Connection Inc Mobile Meals Expansion $221,676
- Domestic Violence Intervention SPARC Foundation $153,483
- Affordable Housing Thrive Asheville $135,000
- Dwntwn Restroom Upgrade City of Asheville $650,000
- Urgence Refuge: Domestic Violence Companion $2,000,000
- Mountain Community Capital Fund Mountain BizCapital, Inc. dba $1,293,000
- Continuum of victim services The Mediation Center $900,000
- Expansion of housing with support services in Perm
- Equity and Resilience: Affordable Habitat for Humanity $600,000
- Clean Energy Upgrades Green Built Alliance Housing $250,000
- Housing for women and children ABCCM $999,900
- Housing and income stability Pisgah Legal Services $1,000,000
What is ARPA funding and how does it benefit our community
US Bailout Act (ARPA), are federal funds designed to help local governments respond to the economic and public health impacts of 2019. ARPA funds are a single funding source and are separate from the standard city budget process.
The City Council, supported by staff, was tasked with deciding how best to leverage the use of these ARPA funds to aid in the community’s COVID-19 recovery.