Community Investment Meeting: Review of the American Rescue Plan Act Request for Proposals and other local investment opportunities scheduled for October 13

The City of Asheville will host a two-part virtual meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday October 13 for organizations planning to respond to the city’s ARPA Request for Proposals and interested community members to learn more about additional funding opportunities available through the City of Asheville and Buncombe County.

The American Rescue Plan Act portion of the meeting will be facilitated by City staff and will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This first part of this meeting will serve as a non-mandatory tender pre-proposal workshop. During this time, staff will provide information about the RFP and answer questions from participants. All questions and answers for the session will be posted as an addendum. This meeting is optional for those who wish to enter a proposal and a recording will be put online following the meeting.

At 5:00 p.m., the meeting will turn into an information-sharing session on additional funding opportunities available through the Town of Asheville and Buncombe County. Staff from both organizations will give a brief overview of funding opportunities, including who is eligible and when to submit applications. The following funding opportunities will be highlighted:

Buncombe County

  • US Rescue Plan Act: COVID stimulus funding to deal with the pandemic and its negative economic impacts
  • Affordable Housing Services Program: Annual grants to help ensure comprehensive affordable and safe housing opportunities
  • Funding of aging services: Annual grants to support a system of home and community services for the elderly
  • Community recreation grants: Annual grants to support initiatives, activities and improvements in fitness, health and wellness
  • Early childhood scholarships: Annual grants to support early childhood education and care programs
  • Isaac Coleman scholarships: Multi-year grants investing in equitable opportunities
  • Juvenile delinquency prevention advice: Annual grants to reduce juvenile delinquency by supporting services for children and young people
  • Strategic Partnership Grants: Annual grants in line with the county’s strategic plan
  • Tipping point grants: Small annual grants to amplify community efforts

Visit the grant website for more details on these programs

City of Asheville

  • Neighborhood matching grants: The Neighborhood Matching Grants program helps Asheville neighborhood organizations fund various improvement projects by providing a matching grant of up to $ 5,000.
  • Block grants for community development: a federal grants program through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) providing grants for a variety of projects and programs that serve low and moderate income residents or eliminate slums and plague.
  • Strategic Partnership Grants: Annual grants in line with the City’s strategic plan

Municipal staff of the Office of Business Inclusion will also be present to share additional funding opportunities that may be of interest to our community.

Participants are encouraged to join the google meet at this link participate and ask questions.

Site to watch the meeting in streaming: Where

Telephone number to call to listen live: 855-925-2801, meeting code 4584.

Jill E. Washington