Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition (GCARPC)
The Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition was convened beginning in September 2021 by The Center for Community Solutions to ensure that Greater Cleveland is equipped to make an equitable recovery from the pandemic, utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other federal funding streams dedicated to recovery.
We invite applications from non-profits that plan to engage in advocacy work related to pandemic recovery in Greater Cleveland. Grants will be up to $5,000, and the first round of awards will be made in Fall, 2022.
Advocacy Awards will be announced soon!
View our recent forums
GCARP Coalition Goals
MAXIMIZE American Rescue Plan and other federal resources coming to greater Cleveland
TRACK how local and state governments are spending ARPA funds, focused on Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and Ohio
INFLUENCE how funds are spent, with a focus on creating economic opportunities and reducing inequity and disparities in our community
HIGHLIGHT the positive influence of ARPA and other federal investments
If these goals and values resonate with you, and you have an interest in continued learning and advocacy related to Greater Cleveland’s use of federal recovery dollars, we invite you to join our coalition.
GCARP Coalition Steering Committee
Strategic leaders from private non-profit organizations, philanthropy, state and local governments, community-based organizations comprise our Steering Committee:
Watch the inaugural meeting
County Executive Armond Budish, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin, and County Councilman Dale Miller will be speaking to the audience at the first Public Meeting of the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition on May 16, 2022 in Cleveland State University’s Student Center Ballroom.