Meet your stronger St. Louis

ARPA grants are changing lives in our community. Explore the incredible stories of individuals working together to enhance St. Louis through ARPA funding.

Open for Business: The Small Business Loan Fund

Small businesses and nonprofits are the backbone of a thriving community.

Single Dads: Job Training Builds Strong Families

An innovative new program aims to lift up single dads who are struggling to find work and getting behind on child support payments.

Supporting Unhoused Neighbors

It was just one room, but to Toni it was everything.

Home Buyer Assistance

Up to $50,000 in first-time home buyer assistance is now available through SLDC’s HomeSTL program.

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.