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ARPA Nonprofit Recovery Fund

  • Granting Agency: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development 
  • Appropriation Amount: $20,000,000
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $750,000, Award Floor $25,000, (10% match)
  • Announcement Date: October 21, 2021
  • 1st Round Closing Date: November 19, 2021, 5:00 PM
  • 2nd Round Closing Date: February 16, 2022, 5:00 PM


Purpose: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides additional federal resources to AmeriCorps Seniors in order to assist communities in COVID-19 recovery. This funding will be made available throughout the United States, with a particular interest in programs that will serve communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.AmeriCorps Seniors is publishing this funding notice for the purpose of creating the “AmeriCorps Seniors American Rescue Plan Demonstration Program”, projects that will be focused on supporting communities as they reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. Through American Rescue SDP funding opportunities, applicants must demonstrate how they will engage adults age 55 and over to address one or more of the American Rescue SDP priorities.

Eligible Expenditures:

The ARPA provides four categories of eligible expenditures. For the purpose of this grant opportunity, only activities and applicants that fall under Section 1 of the ARPA guidelines are considered eligible expenses. Qualified expenses must meet the following two requirements:

  • It incurred in response to the Coronavirus pandemic public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality.
  • Must be incurred during the period that begins on March 3, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022.

Eligible Applicants:

  • 501(c)3 public charitable organization with 509(a)1, 509(a)2, or 509(a)3 public charitable status as designated in your IRS Determination letter
  • 501(c)4 and 501(c)6 charitable organizations, but these funds cannot be utilized for lobbying or advocacy activities
  • 501(c)19 public charitable organization
  • Faith-based organization providing social services to the broader community
  • Tribal organization including housing authorities
  • Local government

For more information go to ACF website