APRA NonProfit Funding is Now Available!

The Mayor and City Council are pleased to allocate $600,000 in ARPA funding and extend the opportunity for eligible nonprofit organizations to apply for project funding. Project proposals must fall under one or more of the following categories:

  • Children & Families 
  • Seniors
  • Education
  • Economic Recovery
  • Mental Health
  • Health/Health Disparities
  • Transportation

Maximum Award Amount:

Applicants may be awarded up to a maximum of $50,000 per category. 

Eligibility: Only nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) status are eligible to apply. Individuals, businesses, sole proprietors, partnerships, limited liability corporations or any other for-profit organizations or groups will not be considered for this allocation phase.

ARPA Funding Request Guidelines

How to Apply:

Submit application and all supporting documents no later than 4:00 p.m. September 1, 2023 at

The following documents are required in order for application to be considered:

  • IRS Nonprofit Designation Letter
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). This may be either a certificate dated within the past 30 days or a dated screenshot which shows the current status
  • Project Budget, including all current and anticipated funding sources (Optional template: Project Budget Template.xlsx
  • Evidence of active registration showing the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

Additional pages may be attached if more space is needed.

For questions regarding the application process, email by 4:00 p.m. August 25, 2023.

What is the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021?

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides $350 billion for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and bring back jobs. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), established by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, provides a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

How much funding will the City receive?

The City of Hagerstown has been allocated a total of $20.4 million. $10.2 million was received in May 2021, and the remaining $10.2 million in funding was received in June 2022. The funding must be spent or appropriated by December 2024.

How does the City plan to spend the funds?

Mayor and City Council have had several work session discussions and three strategic planning sessions to determine how the funding should be allocated to best serve the City of Hagerstown. In addition, there is an internal committee that meets regularly. All projects funded with SLFRF funding must fall under one of the following federal expenditure categories:
•    Support Public Health Response
•    Address Negative Economic Impacts
•    Services to Disproportionately Impacted Communities
•    Premium Pay for Essential Workers
•    Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure
•    Replace Public Sector Revenue Loss
•    Administrative Costs

Download printable pdf
ARPA Funding Summary