Nonprofit ARPA Grant Applications Now Open

July 18, 2022

Application period is open from July 18 to August 12, 2022

SCRANTON, Pa. – The City of Scranton will accept grant applications from non-profit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic from July 18 to August 12, 2022. This initial round of grants is available as a portion of the City’s total $68.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

“Non-profit organizations provide often critical services for our residents, but many were not ready to face the impact of COVID-19,” said Mayor Paige G. Cognetti. “The City is prepared to help provide additional stability to these groups so that they can continue to aid our friends and neighbors.”

Non-profits can access the grant application at

Grant funding may be used to support eligible non-profits still navigating financial hardships including, but not limited to:

  • Decreased revenue
  • Financial insecurity
  • Capacity to withstand future financial hardship
  • Increased costs including mortgage, rent, utilities, COVID mitigation efforts, and cleaning
  • Additional development including website, technology, and marketing

Grants of up to $50,000 per organization will be awarded following the August 12 deadline, with a total of $1 million allocated for non-profits located in or serving the residents of Scranton. Funding is not first-come, first-served, but groups are encouraged to begin their applications early.

Additional information about the City of Scranton’s ARPA plan can be found at

ABOUT THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OF 2021: ARPA is a $1.9 trillion federal economic stimulus bill. The City of Scranton has been awarded $68.7 million in ARPA funds to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. The mission of Scranton’s ARPA program is to give people access to resources, rebuild the infrastructure systems that impact their everyday lives, and foster equitable wealth generation that targets the needs of Scranton residents.

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