CFMV, City Collaborate to Distribute $500K in ARPA Funds

WARREN, Ohio – The city has opened a fund with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley to disburse approximately $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to organizations serving residents.

Grants from the Warren Community Impact Fund must address a community need or negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Community Foundation will accept applications and make funding decisions. Priority will be given to organizations based in Warren, followed by organizations based in other parts of Trumbull County and those located in the surrounding region but still directly serve Warren residents. Program and project requests will be considered above capital requests.

“We’re excited to support the city of Warren in building up nonprofits that directly serve local residents. These ARPA funds are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build crucial community support systems,” said Casey Krell, incoming president of the Community Foundation. “We’re grateful Warren City Council has put their trust in our expertise in getting these funds out to the nonprofit community in order to create the greatest impact possible.”

Eligible nonprofit organizations ­– those with a 501(c)(3) certification or that have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, religious organizations, schools and government entities – can complete an application HERE.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2024.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.