Earlier this year, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) to assist communities in their continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARP provided billions of dollars to the State of North Carolina and to local governments throughout the state. Local governments can use some of this funding to partner with nonprofits on programs and services to help communities and to provide relief to nonprofits that have suffered economic harm due to the pandemic.
In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the ways nonprofits can partner with state and local governments to make the best use of these ARP funds. First, the NC Pandemic Recovery Office will provide an overview of ARP funding in North Carolina, including the amount of funding available, permissible uses of funds, the process for distribution of funds, and the timing for allocation of funds by local governments. Then, the Center will provide an update on the NC General Assembly’s allocation of state ARP funds. Finally, the Center will offer insights into trends in nonprofits’ needs and ways that nonprofits can engage with their local governments to advocate for meaningful and equitable allocation of local ARP funds.