January 28th, 2022
Welcome to the Friday Update from the 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). Check out the new and improved Federal Funding Hub website; we’ve added lots of city and county ARPA updates and resources in the past week. Upcoming Deadlines
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
City leaders highlighted plans to tackle racial disparities as they spend billions of dollars of federal pandemic aid.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is making the largest federal investment into broadband expansion in the nation’s history; read about the nine actions every state should take in the development and implementation of its broadband plan.
Federal Funding News – Minnesota
The next meeting of The Governor's Council on Economic Expansion will be on Monday, January 31 from 2-4pm. You can watch the live meeting here.
Washington County will use American Rescue Plan Act funds to rent hotel rooms in Woodbury and Stillwater to address homelessness in the county.
Cities across Minnesota are working to make the most of ARPA funds.
Listen to the recording from Stats America on January 25th to learn about the revamped "Measuring Distress" tool.
Watch the launch of the Regional Housing Affordability Dashboard from January 19th. This new resource aims to track how Twin Cities is doing on overall housing affordability to maintain and restore our region’s advantage.
Use this handbook as a tool to help navigate the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
In partnership with the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), Argonne developed the National Economic Resilience Data Explorer (NERDE) to help a variety of users across the country with local economic recovery and resilience analysis.
Today: the National Association of Counties is holding a webinar about the Final Rule of ARPA and public health.
Join Open Gov on February 3rd at 12pm CST for The 2022 Guide to Fund Planning and Reporting.
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 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.