ARPA and Philanthropy: Seizing the Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

In this webinar, we learn how your foundation can complement funding in your community available through the American Rescue Plan legislation passed in March 2021.

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The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) enacted in March 2021 provided a historic commitment of federal funds to address critical needs of communities responding to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Of the larger federal investment, $350 billion is designated for state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments through the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund. Without input from philanthropy and charitable organizations, state legislatures and local governments may fail to recognize the consequential opportunity to invest these funds in addressing longstanding challenges in local communities, laid bare by the pandemic.

In this webinar, we discussed how philanthropy can be proactive NOW in encouraging local governments to focus on support for essential service providers. The timing is opportune in many communities – local officials need the help! The conversation highlights examples of how the American Rescue Plan Act can expand resources to advance equity and transformative systemic change.



David Kass

David Kass
Vice President, Government Affairs & Legal Resources
Council on Foundations

David Thompson

David Thompson
Vice President of Public Policy
National Council of Nonprofits

Tiffany Carter

Tiffany Carter
Policy Counsel
National Council of Nonprofits

Elysa Gordon

Elysa Gordon
Vice President of Community Impact
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Marian Clowes

Marian Clowes
Associate Director for Community Leadership
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates

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