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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Information

The next ARPA meeting is pending. Meeting materials: pending

 


ARPA Grant Applications

The City Council encouraged applications for grant funding from organizations supporting projects that meet the requirements of ARPA funding and are aligned with the City’s priority areas: childcare, homelessness, housing, job training, mental health, and substance use disorder. Additionally, projects that have long-term benefits, have a high probability of success, clearly demonstrate organizational resources and capacity, leverage additional funding and partnerships, and generate outcomes and future cost savings that will benefit the City of Bangor and its taxpayers will be prioritized. The application process was administered by United Way Heart of Maine through their existing grant management process. Click here to view more information.

Heart of Maine United Way's ARPA Application Process Summary from our meeting on June 20, 2023:

Click here to view a printable PDF of the presentation.

Click here to view the presentation.

Click here to view final summary sheets.

June 26th ARPA Workshop and Funding Summary

 


City Council Survey Results (Click here to view)

City Council ARPA Application Determinations for Further Discussion - Updated

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ARPA Funding Allocation

January 22, 2024:

Community Care - $550,000

- Investment in renovations of the Shaw House youth shelter, as part of an application submitted to Penobscot County's sub-recipient grant process.

Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - $50,000

- Investment in the replacement of an emergency generator. This application was submitted through Penobscot County's subrecipient grant process.

 

January 8, 2024:

City of Bangor Public Restrooms - $250,000

- Investment to fund the acquisition, site preparation, installation, operating costs as well as the public art component of up to six public restrooms across the City.

 

October 23, 2023

Health Equity Alliance - $694,700

- Investment in start-up costs associated with the creation of a resource center and outreach efforts to provide services to houseless or unstably housed individuals with an emphasis on downtown.

Wellspring - $221,540

- Investment in the capital costs associated with a new facility that would add three to four medically supervised withdrawal beds and up to 14 stabilization beds, which can provide up to 45 days of treatment and care post "detox" or while awaiting admission for a higher level of care.

City Sidewalk Plows - $200,000

- Investment in government services with the acquisition of two additional sidewalk plows, expanding plowing services and routes to better serve the needs of pedestrians in our community.

 

October 11, 2023:

Bangor Children's Home - $350,748

- Investment to enable Bangor Children's Home to undertake interior and exterior renovations to their historic property and to preserve continued access and availability of childcare slots.  The current facility is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and provides childcare for children ages 18 months through 5 years old.  

Bangor Region YMCA - $2,000,000

- Investment to support Bangor Region YMCA's construction of a new facility in downtown Bangor to meet the needs of our community.  The new facility will create additional childcare slots, triple its licensed early childhood education program, double school-age programming capacity, and include a comprehensive health center. The expansion will also result in an addition of 200 full and part-time jobs.

Heart of Maine United Way - $400,000

- Investment which, along with matching funds from a similar award from Penobscot County, will allow for the creation of "The Community" in Bangor. The Community will be a nonprofit hub to fill important gaps in the nonprofit sector and is key to advancing the collaboration of social service providers and other nonprofits in the region. A physical hub will be created to provide in person and virtual support including coaching, mentoring, and networking.

Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness - $648,000

- Investment to support the creation of a Wabanaki Youth and Cultural Center that will provide services for culturally focused and supportive programming for all youth. The Center will be open to all families living in and visiting Bangor.  Activities and programming will be planned for all ages and abilities, including after school and day camp experiences as well as an after school space for tribal youth.

 

September 25, 2023:

Food AND Medicine - up to $261,342

- Investment to support the direct costs associated with the creation of a workforce navigator position to assist Bangor residents.  The navigator will work with individuals to improve resiliency rates within the unemployment benefit system and to guide workers to new jobs, education and other resources.

Friends of the Together Place - $375,000

- Investment to support the acquisition and renovation of a property in Bangor with a minimum of six units.  The purpose is to provide housing opportunities for up to 10 low income individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder (including substance use disorders).

St. Andre Home's Courage LIVES Project - $50,000

- Investment to support the expansion of the Courage LIVES project which provides community-based enhanced behavioral healthcare and related support services for anyone impacted by human trafficking, exploitation, domestic and sexual violence.

Penquis CAP - $1,500,000

- Investment to support the construction of a new childcare center which will consolidate early Head Start, Head Start, and childcare services.

 

September 11, 2023:

Fresh Start Sober Living - $500,000

- Investment to support the acquisition of 100 Center Street to provide high quality recovery housing and support services for individuals with substance use disorder. 

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor - $50,000

- Investment in Literacy Volunteers of Bangor to support their initiative to create greater adult self-sufficiency and a ready workforce.

Penobscot Community Health Center - $2,484,880

- Investment to expand and renovate the Hope House Shelter.

 

August 28, 2023:

Together Place Peer Recovery Center - $154,765

 - Investment to support the hiring of a grant writer/development manager with the intent of increasing the number of  individuals that can be served.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid Maine - $130,000

- Investment to support the creation of a mentoring hub at the Boys and Girls Club of Bangor.

 

August 14, 2023:

Bangor School Department - $500,000

- To fund the construction of health clinic spaces at the William S. Cohen and James F. Doughty middles schools.

Christine B Foundation  - $100,000

 - One time investment to support the site design and planning of the construction of a Nutritional Health Facility.

Bangor Housing Development Corporation - $2,000,000

 - Investment in infrastructure (water, sewer, roadway, and broadband) and general construction costs associated with a two-phase housing project on Sunset Avenue.

Food AND Medicine - $75,000

 - Investment to support the expansion and start-up operating costs of Community Gardens in Bangor.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra - $40,000

 - Investment to support the capital and fit out costs to relocate the Bangor Arts Exchange operated by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Bangor - $1,000,000

 - Investment to support the development of a single family home neighborhood in Bangor.

Maine Multicultural Center - $70,700

- Investment to provide start up funding for a program manager at the Maine Multicultural Center.

 

July 24, 2023:

City of Bangor - $150,000

- This fund allocation will enhance the City's ability to access grant funding, through a full-time Grant Writer/Manager position.

Eastern Area Agency on Aging - $67,000

 - Investment to support Healthy Aging in the City of Bangor Initiative.

 

July 10, 2023:

Bangor Area Recovery Network - $415,600

- One-time capital investment for renovations and improvements to their facility that will enhance their ability to provide and expand services to individuals affected by substance use disorder in the Bangor area. 

 

December 28, 2022:

Bangor Public Library - $241,271

- Investment in workforce to support individuals who are experiencing one or more of the following: unhoused, mental health concern and/or substance use disorder.

Fresh Start Sober Living - $396,100

- Investment in the energy efficiency of affordable communal housing - Investment in substance use disorder recovery.

Penquis - $540,000

- Investment in affordable housing & water and sewer projects.

Maine Discovery Museum - $500,000

- Investment in air handling and HVAC system replacement.

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Previous meetings:

January 8, 2024 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

October 11, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

September 25, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

September 19, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

September 11, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

August 28, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

August 22, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

August 14, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

August 7, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

July 24, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

July 18, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop -- Click here to view materials

July 11, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop - Click here to view materials

July 10, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop - Click here to view materials

July 5, 2023 -- City Council ARPA Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials. 

June 20, 2023 - City Council ARPA Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

May 9, 2023 - City Council ARPA Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

March 29, 2023 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

March 13, 2023 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

 Acadia Hospital Presentation - Click here to view PDF version.

February 14, 2023 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

January 30, 2023 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

January 9, 2023 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

December 21, 2022 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

December 14, 2022 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

November 1, 2022 - City Council Workshop - Click here to view meeting materials.

July 11, 2022 - Council Priority Update - Click to view meeting materials


 

The City of Bangor was fortunate to be awarded $20.48 million in ARPA funding, through the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund.

The intent of the funding is to provide governments with the resources needed to respond to the pandemic and its economic effects and to build a stronger, more equitable economy during the recovery.

This ARPA funding is a historic opportunity for the City to make transformative investments within our community that will benefit our constituents for decades.

The final rule governing the use and reporting thereof was issued on January 7, 2022 and must be fully expended by December 31, 2026.


Page last updated on January 9, 2024

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