The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a $1.9 trillion federal COVID-19 relief package signed into law in March 2021, is one of the largest economic relief programs in U.S. history. The Act includes $350 Billion in aid for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments through Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds — flexible dollars that could help support innovative solutions for nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. How can philanthropy help leverage these dollars and work to ensure equitable allocation that drives meaningful improvements?
Please join Philanthropy Missouri for a funder briefing on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as we discuss how philanthropy may hold a seat at this cross-sector table, and engage with the distribution of these unprecedented funds.
Our guest speaker, Matthew L. Evans, Director of Public Policy at the United Philanthropy Forum, will offer a brief overview of the ARPA’s key provisions, followed by a panel-driven discussion exploring Missouri funder participation and strategies related to the allocation process, featuring representatives from the Missouri Foundation for Health, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and Commerce Bank of Kansas City.
This conversation is also intended to introduce grantmakers across the state who may have complementary interests, and to provide participants with information on opportunities for further engagement.
ARPA Key Provisions Overview
- Matthew L. Evans, Director of Public Policy, United Philanthropy Forum
Participating Grantmaker Perspectives
- Ed Bryant, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, United Way of Greater St. Louis, member of the St. Louis Stimulus Advisory Board
- Sarah Fox, Program Officer, Commerce Bank (Kansas City)
- Tim Smith, American Rescue Plan Recovery Funds Coordinator, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
- Sheldon Weisgrau, Vice President of Health Policy, Missouri Foundation for Health
Non-Member Registration: If you are a Missouri funder that is not currently a member, please contact email@example.com to be registered for this program.
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