American Rescue Plan Act

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ARPA Funding Request


PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to apply for ARPA Non-Profit funding has passed.

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.

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

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

Application Assistance.  The City of New Rochelle will host  information sessions. Please reach out to Charles Curtis, Director of Community Engagement ( 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.

    Project / Program Budget Template

    Prior to submitting a funding request, the Applicant will be required to print, scan and upload a copy of the below Project/Program Budget Template.

    Non-Profit Project/Program Budget

    Click Below To Print