Scranton’s American Rescue Plan Act

July 11, 2022

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.

Of the entire $1.9 trillion bill, $350 billion was allocated to state and local governments to enable them to address strategic economic and infrastructure investments and address governmental budget shortfalls.

The City of Scranton has been awarded a total of $68.7 million in ARPA funds to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts.

Scranton City Council approved ARPA funding to be made available as grants to community organizations, nonprofits, and small business that have faced economic hardship resulting from or exacerbated by the pandemic. Click on the link below to find out more information about Scranton’s ARPA Program and how it may benefit you if you are a…

  • Non-profit
  • Small Business
  • Homeowner or new homebuyer
  • Childcare service provider
  • Provider of behavioral health, violence prevention or wellness programs


Scranton is holding an online informational webinar on Thursday, July 14th at 5 p.m.
Instructions on how to join this meeting online will be posted here prior to the start of the meeting. An in-person meeting will also be held on Friday, July 15th at 12 p.m. in the Governor’s Room at City Hall. Anyone considering applying for these ARPA funds should plan on participating in one of these meetings. If you are unable to attend, a video copy of the meeting will be available on this website after July 15th. Any questions about the Scranton American Rescue Plan Act funding program should be directed to Eileen Cipriani at

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