EAST BRIDGEWATER — Town Administrator Charles Seelig reports that the Town of East Bridgewater is actively seeking proposals from Town departments, residents, businesses and non-profits for projects that meet the objectives of the ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds that are also aligned with the Town of East Bridgewater’s spending priorities.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, included the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which were intended to provide a substantial infusion of resources to local governments. The Town of East Bridgewater expects to receive approximately $4.3 million in funding, of which approximately $720,000 has already been allocated by the Board of Selectmen.
Proposals must be submitted by completing the Town’s ARPA application, available in hard copy form at the Town Administrator’s Office or available for download from the Town’s website.
Depending on applications received and grants approved for Town departments and non-Town entities, this may or may not be the only funding round. All recipients will be required to sign a binding agreement with the Town in order to receive the funds.
Receipt of funds is subject to local, state and federal procurement laws where applicable.
All applications must be received in the East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen’s office no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. Applications received after that date and time will not be considered in this round of funding.
Eligible projects include health programs in response to the pandemic, economic recovery efforts, premium pay for essential workers, water, sewer and broadband infrastructure, and general municipal programs not including the payment of debt or retirement.
Additional information and forms are available here.
Anyone who has questions or needs assistance with proposal for ARPA funding can contact the Town Administrator’s Office at 508-378-1601 or at email@example.com.