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ARP Programs

Funding Guidance

  • Replace lost public sector revenue: provide government services up to the amount of revenue lost due to the pandemic. 
  • Respond to public health and negative economic impacts: support the health of communities, help households, small businesses, industries, nonprofits, and the public sector from economic hard
  • Premium Pay: offer additional support for essential workers
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure: make necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and expand affordable access to broadband internet. 


ARPA Programs

ACERT Program
Partnerships between Amoskeag Health, Manchester Police Department, and other social service agencies to reduce the negative impacts of childhood exposure to violence.

Additional Administrative Planning Support
Funding for two (2) staff in the Planning and Community Department to oversee ARPA programming and reporting requirements.

Affordable Housing and Trust Fund
Facilitating an RFP process for projects that result in the development of affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Branding Strategy Modernization and Promotion
Updating and modernizing Manchester's branding strategy to better support the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and our local hospitality and tourism industries that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

City Hall Ventilation Upgrades
Improving the ventilation in City Hall to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.

City Services Fee Waivers 
Waiver of online service fees to facilitate residents' virtual payment of City services and taxes through June 2022.

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Projects
Implementation of projects that prioritize eligible storm water and drainage projects and other water quality protection efforts.

Community Event and Activation Grants
Facilitating an RFP process for organizations, individuals and neighborhood groups that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 to apply for grant funding ($1,000 to $10,000) for community-building events and public space upgrades. 

Community Health Worker Program
Collaboration between the Health Department the Manchester Police Department to address neighborhood-level health concerns and to assist residents seeking intervention or services.

Director of Homelessness Initiatives
Continued funding for a Homeless Services Coordinator who is responsible for overseeing Manchester's homelessness reduction efforts.

Emergency Management Coordinator
Extension of funding to support an existing Emergency Management Coordinator position.

Gatehouse TST Initiative
Funding will sustain an existing program providing intensive street outreach with a goal of detox and placement for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Healthy Corner Stores Project
To increase the ability of local corner stores to offer healthy options in underserved Manchester neighborhoods. 

Healthy Food Access Strategic Plan and Implementation
Update the City's Healthy Food Access Strategic Plan and implement priorities identified in the plan.

Homelessness Response and Emergency Shelter Operations
Funding to support emergency shelter operations and the City's response to the homelessness crisis.

Job Resource Coaching and Higher Education Partnership
A partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to establish a debt-free college pathway for public school graduates and provide pathways to local employment.

Law Enforcement Support for Violent Crime Reduction and Prevention
Public safety initiative to increase foot patrols in high crime neighborhoods and support investigative overtime for violent crime cases.

Manchester Economic Development Office (MEDO)
Funding to recreate Economic Development Director and a Business Liaison Officer positions to respond to the negative economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic in support of Manchester’s small business and hospitality sectors.

Neighborhood Environmental Improvement
Improving physical maintenance in City neighborhoods that are negatively and chronically impacted by violent crimes.

Park Rangers
Public safety-related funding for three (3) additional Park Ranger positions to make the City's parks safer, cleaner, and more accessible.

Ready, Set Launch
Funding a public health initiative administered by Amoskeag Health to provide services for families with newborns who reside in the City of Manchester.

Revenue Replacement (City Budget)
Funding directed towards the FY22 City budget to mitigate pandemic-related lost revenue.

Roads and Sidewalks
Funding to improve the condition of the City’s roads and sidewalks that were not addressed due to lost revenues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rines Center Ventilation Upgrades
Improving the ventilation in the Rines Center to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.

Small Business Grants and Program Assistance
Identifying and distributing funds to eligible businesses for the purpose of assisting with COVID-19 recovery to facilitate necessary outdoor improvements, business planning and other technical assistance activities.