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  • Writer's pictureJocelyn Thompson

October 29th, 2021

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

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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).


Hub News

Today, the EDA published a list of the 529 applications it received for Phase 1 of the Build Back Better Challenge, including our region’s "Bold North BioInnovation Cluster.”

If you’re interested in learning more about that application, please save the date for a webinar on November 12th from 9-10am. GREATER MSP staff and partners will share information about this proposal as well as next steps. We'll send out an invitation for that webinar to this list next week.


The Governor’s Council on Economic Expansion will meet November 1 from 2-4pm. The meeting objective is to “refine priorities and recommendations and consider impacts and unintended consequences of those.” The following week, on November 8, the Council will “Polish recommendations for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.” View materials and join the meeting here.


Resources

Did you know that EDA is allocating $100 million in American Rescue Plan funding specifically for Indigenous communities? They have a new YouTube video about the program here.


Brookings wrote about how to use ARPA funds to provide opportunities for youth through education and career development.


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Be in Touch

Please reach out to me with your questions and ideas regarding federal funding in our region. You can always book time with me via my scheduling app or give me a call. Also, please contact me if you know of someone who wants to be added to the list.

Thank you!

Allison

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