Happy New Year 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 City of St. Paul and Ramsey County are investing $74 million American Rescue Plan dollars into affordable housing.
Governor Tim Walz announced an allocation of $47 million federal American Rescue Plan funds as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. (For a comprehensive accounting of the State’s ARPA spending see this page.)
More than 500 small Minnesota cities opted not to take APRA funding.
This guide focuses on 30 of the highest impact federal programs and funding streams in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that cities and local leaders should know about, representing more than $350B in spending.
Read about how the Biden Administration has helped create new economic opportunities for Black Americans through ARPA and other programs.
Read more about the Build Back Better Regional Challenge finalists from across the country.
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.