HAPPENING NOW
 

At its May 10, 2022 meeting, Asheville City Council passed a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreements for the fulfillment of the American Rescue Plan Act funding recommendations.

 

View recording here.

 

View all applications here

 

City of Asheville staff evaluation scores posted here.

 

 

 

 

The Asheville City Council held a Work Session to discuss funding awards for the ARPA grant funds on Monday, April 25 at 10:00 am. 

The meeting is available for viewing on the City's Youtube Channel.

 

As a reminder, on November 15, 2021 the City of Asheville received 70 applications for ARPA funding. 

Following the application deadline, a team of staff reviewed all the proposals and evaluated them based on the following criteria:

  • Equitable community impact - 40%

  • Project plan and evaluation - 40%

  • Organization qualifications - 20%

All applications and the staff evaluations and scores were then shared with the City Council for review. 
The staff evaluations along with feedback received from City Council members in small group check in meetings were used
to create a final list of recommended projects for council consideration at the upcoming council work session. 

City of Asheville staff evaluation scores posted here.  

Tenative Timeline for the ARPA Process
 

July 27, 2021   Worksession #1     Presentation
August 24, 2021 Worksession #2     Presentation
September 14, 2021 Council to approve category allocation
September 27, 2021 Open RFP process to the community
October 13, 2021  

Community Investment Meeting: 

ARPA RFP Review and other local investment opportunities

VIDEO RECORDING ​

November 15, 2021 Due date for RFP proposals
November 2021 - December 2021RFP evaluations and staff recommendation of project awards
January 6, 2022 US Department of Treasury released final rule on ARPA funds: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/SLFRF-Final-Rule.pdf
February  1 and 2, 2022Applicant presentations to City Council
February 2022 - March 2022 Staff meetings with City Council members to provide any additional information and get feedback/input from council members.
April 2022Council Work Session   Presentation
April 2022Council approval of final project awards

 

 

 


                                         

 

 

Eligible Funding Categories
Affordable housing
Care for aging residents
City infrastructure
Climate Change
Community communication
Domestic violence prevention and assistance
Food systems
Homelessness services
Small business recovery
Workforce development

Following the November 15 deadline, a team will review all proposals and evaluate them based on the following criteria:

  • Equitable community impact - 40%

  • Project plan and evaluation - 40%

  • Organization qualifications - 20%