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Propose an ARPA Project (Phase II)

Ready to Submit a Project?

Non-government/non-profit organizations that sent in a project proposal for ARPA investment during the Phase I Submittal Period are encouraged to fill out a shorter application form for returning applicants, as the City already has your standard documentation and agency information on file.  

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Interested in proposing a project?

The City Administration is seeking proposals from the community for projects which are eligible to receive funding courtesy of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). There is still roughly $20 million remaining from the $75 million the City received to allocate to projects, people, businesses, and organizations with a focus on those most impacted by COVID-19.

The City’s schedule for vetting Phase II applications includes reopening applications this week; closing applications in mid-October; publicizing projects in early November; and going before the City Council for a vote on November 22, 2022. The proposed projects must be obligated/contracted by December 31, 2024 and all project funds must be spent by December 31, 2026. 

Please be aware that the collection of project submittals will close at midnight on October 17, 2022. The City is working to consolidate project applications and leverage other state and federal resources to maximize Lynn’s ARPA funding, however, this will be the final opportunity to apply for this one-time revenue resource. It is important to note that funds may not be placed in reserves, or used to pay settlements or other judgments, nor may funds be used to pay debts or fees related to issuing debt.  

Project submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Project eligibility under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) 
  2. Clear and well-defined project description and budget  
  3. Project cost 
  4. Project sustainability (e.g., one-time v. recurring cost) 
  5. Ability for the project to be completed within the ARPA timeline requirements 
  6. Identification of social return on investment (SROI) or cost-benefit 
  7. Identification of outcomes for residents disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., communities of color, people with disabilities, low-to-moderate income residents or elders)

The City’s Application Guidelines for ARPA Project Funding webpage provides more information about eligibility and the evaluation/selection process.  

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