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Posted on: June 22, 2022

DEADLINE EXTENSION: City of Biddeford Seeking Project Proposals for ARPA Funding

The City of Biddeford received a total of $9,759,098 through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Biddeford City Council has established $744,593.75 of these funds for qualifying projects that propose investments that deliver equitable outcomes and transformative impacts.

With this funding, Biddeford is accepting Pre-Applications from candidates that aim to advance community-driven solutions to recovery that deliver equitable outcomes and transformative change. Aid and investments will be targeted toward organizations with the greatest needs and aligned with the priorities of people most impacted by the pandemic and resulting economic crises.

This is the first phase of the Application process – those applicants that move to the next round will fill out a more detailed Application. The Pre-Application deadline has been extended to Thursday, June 30 at close of business (4:00pm).

“The pandemic has disrupted the lives, financial security, and quality of life of many in our community, and it is hoped that these funds can be utilized to stabilize organizations and entities upon which many of our residents depend for security and core needs of day-to-day living,” said Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant.

The Pre-Application form and full details about the process are available at https://www.biddefordmaine.org/ARPAfunds. Please contact Abigail Smallwood with any questions by emailing abigail.smallwood@biddefordmaine.org or calling the Planning and Development Department at 207-284-9115.

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