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  • Writer's pictureJocelyn Thompson

February 4th, 2022

Welcome to the Friday Update from the Federal Funding Hub! This message is all about sharing information so that our region can make the most of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other federal funding. Upcoming Deadlines

Federal Funding News – National

  • Funding Opportunity! The U.S. Department of Transportation Department opened the process for local and state governments to apply for the $1.5 billion RAISE program (formerly known as TIGER grants). The deadline is April 14th.

  • Tracking ARPA. Brookings introduced a new tool called the Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker, which compiles information from local governments to offer a detailed picture of how large cities and counties are deploying the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund dollars.

Federal Funding News – Minnesota

  • Edina Internet. Free High-Speed Internet will be available for up to 2,100 households in 2022 using ARPA Funds.

  • Scott County website. Earlier this week, Scott County published a webpage about ARPA, including past and future activities.

  • Community funding. The City of Brooklyn Park issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for community organizations responding to the public health emergency or negative economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as advancing inclusive economic development. The application deadline is today, February 4th at 5:00pm.

  • Burnsville Priorities. Burnsville is allocating ARPA dollars based on community feedback using a public poll earlier this year; “Sustainability” was the top priority among community participants.

  • State ARPA money. The Governor's Council on Economic Expansion met on January 31st to work on Phase II recommendations for allocating state ARPA funds.


  • Do you need to brush up on IIJA? The White House released the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook as a roadmap to the funding available under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Other IIJA guides have been published by:

  • Podcast. On the latest episode of On the Evidence, guests Zachary Markovits, Candace Miller, and Christy McFarland discuss the role that data and evidence are playing in state and local spending of ARPA fiscal relief funds.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Join Route Fifty on February 15th for Follow the Money. Financial leaders and budget officers will discuss how they're managing the influx of federal funds and developing processes and structures to ensure these funds can create generational change.

ARPA-Related Jobs

  • The City of Saint Paul is hiring a Housing Director. Applications due February 17th.

Be in Touch Please reach out with questions and ideas regarding federal funding in our region! Also let me know if you have any news or resources you’d like to share. Allison

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