December 17th, 2021
Hello, and welcome to the Friday Update from GREATER MSP's Federal Funding Hub!
The purpose of this message is to share information so that our region can make the most of the opportunities under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The Big News: Our coalition got invited to Phase 2 of EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant competition! To learn more:
Read the description of the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership’s Bold North BioInnovation Cluster.
Check out EDA’s official press release about these awards.
View the recording of our meeting yesterday on the next steps in the Phase 2 process.
Federal Funding Resources
Take a look at how 20 U.S. cities are spending federal funds they're receiving through the American Rescue Plan Act.
December Report There’s been a lot of action in the Federal Funding Hub so far in December. In addition to our regular cadence of sessions, here are some of the things keeping us busy:
130 people attended the Build Back Better Regional Challenge Partner Huddles yesterday.
We are hosting another “office hours” with our EDA representative in Chicago on Monday. During these sessions, teams from our region will discuss 4 projects and receive feedback on their eligibility and competitiveness.
Stay tuned for the launch of the Federal Funding Hub website in January.
Be in Touch Please reach out with questions and ideas regarding federal funding in our region. Also, please let me know if you know someone who wants to be added to this list, or if you’d like to be removed (no worries!). We are taking a break for the remainder of the year and will return January 7th. Happy Holidays!