Welcome to the Friday Update from the Federal Funding Hub! The purpose of this message is to share information so our region can make the most of the opportunities under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Check out the Federal Funding Hub for more news and resources.
Applicants for EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance are encouraged to apply by January 31st.
The EDA Good Jobs Challenge Application is extended until February 10th.
Federal Funding News – National
The Biden Administration is urging cities to use ARPA dollars to recruit and retain essential workers.
Read Brookings’ analysis of Treasury’s final ARPA rule.
Federal Funding News – Minnesota
The Governor's Council on Economic Expansion met on January 10th to work on Phase II recommendations for allocating state ARPA funds. The next meeting, which is virtual and open to the public, will be on January 31st.
The City of Edina is supporting small business impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through a Technical Assistance Program (TAP) focused on digital marketing.
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 NEW Regional Housing Dashboard aims to track how Twin Cities is doing on overall housing affordability to maintain and restore our region’s advantage.
Join Stats America on January 25th at 12PM CST to learn about the revamped "Measuring Distress" tool. It's an easy way to find out whether a Census tract, county or region may meet grant thresholds for unemployment and income.
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.
The City of Saint Paul is hiring a Housing Director. Applications due 2/17.
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.