American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act 2021 was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. This act provides U.S. cities and counties with $130.2 billion through December 31, 2024. The Town of Carrboro will receive $6.75 million as part of this allocation. These funds will be used to help offset revenue losses resulting from the pandemic, as well as fund other community needs. 


1. Serving people in Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs)

2. Serving those most affected by the COVID pandemic

3. Collaboration with other community groups serving Carrboro residents

4. A high level of connection between the nonprofit partner applying for funds and the residents served

5. Not entirely for staff salaries

6. Success that can be clearly measured

Request for Proposals (RFP) American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) for Affordable Housing Development – Closing July 31, 2023.


Activity Date
ARPA Pre-Application Workshop Dec. 15, 2022
Deadline for Applications Jan. 23, 2023
Funding Decisions  October - November 2023
Services and programs begin  Once agreement is executed by all parties
All funds must be obligated. Dec. 31, 2024
All funds must be expended. Dec. 31, 2026

This schedule is subject to change. Application evaluation includes reviews for completeness and eligibility, evaluation by the Human Services Commission, and a risk assessment.

This page will be updated regularly.