City of Beverly American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Non-Profit Grant Program


The City of Beverly issues this Request for Proposal to invite eligible nonprofit agencies and faith-based organizations to apply for Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery funds to assist with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are required to abide by all federal, state, and local laws and regulations as it relates to Fiscal Recovery Funds. This includes all eligible uses as defined by 31 CFR Part 35 and all applicable provisions of 2 CFR 200. The transfer of funds from the City of Beverly and respective subrecipient is governed by the Section 602(c)(3) and 603 (c)(3) of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as it relates to subrecipients. Similarly, faith-based organizations are afforded the same compliance regulations under 2 CFR 3474.15- Contracting with faith-based organizations and nondiscrimination.


All applications should be completed and sent in by July 15 at 1 pm.

Update June 24, 2022: Please click here to view our application-specific Frequently Asked Questions sheet. Additional questions can be submitted to 

Update June 29, 2022: Deadline has been extended to July 15, 2022.

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On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law by the President. Section 9901 of ARPA amended Title VI of the Social Security Act to add section 602, which established the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, and section 602, which establishes the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (together the Fiscal Recovery Funds). The Fiscal Recovery Funds build on and expand support provided to these governments over the last year, including the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).

Through Treasury guidance, both the Interim Final Rule and the Final Rule have provided guidelines for use of these funds. Generally, that guidance provides opportunity to utilize ARPA funds to support certain business sectors and those disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The City of Beverly understands that many of the allowable supports that are highlighted in the guidance may already exist within our community, though not to the extent necessary and if leveraged properly, those organizations best suited to deliver supports and services can deliver them more effectively and efficiently to reach the desired impact.