Homeowner. I like the sound of that.

With an influx of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the City of St. Louis is investing in a stronger future. $50,000 is now available for qualified first time homebuyers purchasing a home in the City of St. Louis.

ARPA funds for individuals and families

Help is here for you and your family! This is where you’ll find the programs you need. Our goal is to build a stronger, safer, healthier St. Louis one person at a time.

ARPA funds for nonprofits and businesses

Bright ideas are everywhere! Each day community groups and businesses are looking for funding to put their ideas into action. This is where you’ll find the latest funding opportunities and how to submit a proposal. We are building a stronger St. Louis together.

Bright futures ahead

New high-speed internet is now located at ALL city recreation centers! Kids can pop in to work on homework or just play and have fun. Our rec centers are the heartbeat of our community, and now they are even better.

Frequently asked questions

What is ARPA?

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion federal aid package passed by Congress in March, 2021 to provide financial aid to families, governments, businesses, schools, nonprofits and others impacted by the pandemic.

How much funding is there for the City of St. Louis?

The City of Saint Louis was awarded $498 million in recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. These funds represent a lifeline for thousands of families in our city who have been deeply impacted by the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. You can see how ARPA dollars are being distributed on the ARPA Funding Tracker.

How do I get ARPA funds for myself or my family?

Visit our American Rescue Plan Resource Guide. This is a one-stop shop where you’ll find all the programs currently available to you and your family. It includes instructions on how to apply.

How do I get ARPA funds for my business or non-profit?

Learn how to receive ARPA funding to power up your business or non-profit on our For My Business page.

Who has benefitted from ARPA so far?

Tens of thousands of families have benefitted from programs including direct cash payments, job training, health resources and free transportation. Explore available programs for you and your family.

When do ARPA funds expire?

All funds must be obligated by the end of 2024 and spent by the end of 2026.

Where can I find an example RFP?

Here is a list of our current and past RFPs.