The City of Beverly received $12.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. In addition to ongoing COVID-19 response, these funds are intended to support City services, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents, as they respond to and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 health emergency. The City has selected a variety of programs to support these efforts and make the most of this allocation.
Projects in Progress
Small Business Grant Program
The City of Beverly provided over $1.8M in grants for small business to alleviate the impact of closures and business losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Vaccinations & Testing
The City of Beverly held testing and vaccination clinics, providing 9,000 tests, and 2,665 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Nonprofit Grant Program
The City of Beverly will be providing grants for local nonprofits to support their community-focused missions and alleviate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Artists in Residence Program
Our participating Artist was tasked with utilizing arts and culture to highlight the City’s COVID-19 recovery through handmade artworks, community engagement offerings, and creative, inclusive economic development activities that succinctly supported multiple area businesses. The activities included a Community Quilt and a scavenger hunt.
Additional Park Rangers at Dane Street Beach
ARPA funds supported the hiring of rangers at Dane Street Beach.
Additional projects will be added as details become available.