American Rescue Plan Act

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ARPA Funding Request


PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023

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Application Details

Program Overview. Utilizing funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the City of New Rochelle is seeking to strengthen the social infrastructure of the City through grants to local not-for-profit, service, and educational organizations.

Application Dates. The City will accept applications from April 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023. 

Request Process. The City will invite grant applications from eligible organizations and award American Rescue Plan Act funds allocated by the City to support social infrastructure.

Competitive Process.  By completing the application, the applicant confirms that they understand that this is a competitive process, and their project may or may not be selected for further consideration or funding.  Priority shall be given to organizations that operate within City limits.  However, organizations providing services to City residents are also encouraged to apply.

Award Structure. Awards may be provided by the City of New Rochelle in the form of grants, loans, forgivable loans or any combination.

Decision Process. Each proposed project or use of ARPA funds will be subject to the City’s standard ARPA decision making process in order to ensure eligibility and ability to meet all future reporting and compliance requirements as set forth by the US Treasury.

Required Documents. Applicants will be required to provide the City with the following documentation:

  • Insurance (workers comp, disability, certificate of insurance, endorsement page naming the city as additional insured)
  • Proof of tax exempt status of section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File
  • Plan with budget
    • Capital Project (if applicable)
      • Budget must show quotes/bids from 3 vendors
      • Proof of ownership of property
    • Operating (if applicable)
      • Salary justification (comparison)
      • Prior year expenditures
      • Certified payroll
      • Location of program
    • Other funding

Financial Information.  Please note, additional financial information will be required as part of the funding request. 

Program Sustainability.  Applicants must demonstrate program sustainability.  

Award Structure and Cashflow. Awards in excess of $50,000 will be provided in increments.  Awards below $50,000 will be provided in a lump sum. 

Application Assistance.  The City of New Rochelle will host  information sessions. Please reach out to Rita Azrelyant ( for more information.

Uses & Restrictions

City awarded funds must be expended in compliance with all applicable Local, State and Federal law. The use of funds must address costs directly associated with adjustments in operations and/or services due to COVID-19 impacts not otherwise addressed by current programs through the Federal or State governments. Unless otherwise noted, awarded funds may only be used for future expenses.

Eligible Organizations. To be eligible for funding, an organization must:

  • Serve the New Rochelle Community.
  • A current tax-exempt status as a public charity under section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File

Note: faith-based organizations that meet the above criteria are eligible to apply for funding; however, funding may not be used towards worship or religious instruction.

Eligible Uses. Funding is subject to the requirements specified in the U.S. Treasury’s Final Rule.  In addition, Applicant awards must fall under one of the following categories:

  • Funding for one-time expenditures that help build long-term capacity of the organization.
  • Funding for projects/programs or services that are independently sustainable by the organization following the exhaustion of the ARPA funding. (Organizations will need to provide a sustainability project/program budget in their application.)
  • Necessary and be directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Award Restrictions. Awarded funds may not be used to pay taxes, fees, or any other payments due to the City of New Rochelle. In addition, non-profit organizations shall not be permitted to use funds received from this program for expenses that already or will be covered by any other local, state, or federal assistance program.

    Thank you for your interest. This grant opportunity has closed.