Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition (GCARPC)

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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!

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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.

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Download the Final Rule summary

GCARP Coalition Steering Committee

Strategic leaders from private non-profit organizations, philanthropy, state and local governments, community-based organizations comprise our Steering Committee:

Orion Bell

Melanie Hogan​

Jill Paulsen​

Joe Cimperman​

Andrew Katusin​

Claire Rosacco​

Dan Cohn​

Rick Kemm​

Tiffany Scruggs​

Jessica Colombi​

Bri King​

Brian Siggers​

John Corlett​

Chris Knestrick​

Ed Stockhausen

Becky Eby​​

Jazmin Long​

Ken Surratt​

Marcia Egbert​

Emily Lundgard​

Anne Tillie​

Joan Englund​

Evelyn Burnett​

Elaine Tso​

Maria Foschia​

Nancy Mendez​

Kate Warren​

Joe Frolik​

Daniel Ortiz​

Brad Whitehead​

Selina Pagan​

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.

Thank you to our funders