Getting ARPA funds to nonprofits

In late May, MCN sent a letter to all 87 counties and 21 metropolitan cities in Minnesota, urging these municipalities to use some of the federal relief dollars coming to them for grants to nonprofits in their areas.

In March, 2021 Congress passed a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill that was signed into law by President Biden. A significant piece of the bill is $350 billion to state, local, and tribal governments. MCN has proposed that the state create a Nonprofit Resiliency and Recovery Fund using some of those federal dollars, and this letter similarly urges county and city governments to support nonprofits with the federal dollars they receive.

How you can help

Please bolster our efforts by sharing our letter with municipal officials you partner with, along with a note about how the pandemic and economic recession have affected your nonprofit and the communities you support!

ARPA Funding

To learn more, see the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

You can also see the amounts that your county or metropolitan city will receive.