Office Of The
Mayor

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Application Process


Over the last six months the Moran Administration has engaged in conversations regarding requests for funding under the American Rescue Plan Act and made sure to hear from a broad range of stakeholders. As we have listened to the proposals and requests, it has become abundantly clear that an application process is needed to evaluate these requests for funding. The application will be made available for download from the City website (www.readingpa.gov) and by hard copy from the Office of the Mayor, located on the second floor of City Hall, 815 Washington Street beginning on April 1, 2022. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2022. Please submit your completed application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively you may return it to: Attn: Finance Office, City of Reading, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601. Any questions should be submitted in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Regardless of any prior meeting, conversation or proposal submission made regarding a prospective project, all entities seeking funding will be required to complete a formal application. Applications will be reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed officials, along with stakeholders and residents from our community. This panel will review all external ARP A grant funding applications prior to submission to City Council for full approval.

The Administration and City Council are committed to distribute a minimum of $2,500,000 in funding to external stakeholders who had programming or capital needs impacted by COVID and were unable to find supplemental funding under any other program. The remainder of the funding will be set aside for the city's financial security, infrastructure projects, development and capital projects. City related entities may qualify under our capital funding budget for select projects.

Sincerely,

Eddie Moran
Mayor

 

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