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Eligible program participants for the ARPA program must meet ARPA guidelines according to the Treasury Final Rule and 2 CFR 200.
Organizations must meet the following criteria to be eligible for financial assistance from the City of Royal Oak (Individuals are not eligible to apply directly for funding):
All entities applying for the NOF ARPA grant program must demonstrate:
Applicants can only apply once and can only receive a single award for a MAXIMUM of $50,000. Applicants can apply in up to two priority areas. Minimum request is $25,000 in any one priority area. All required documentation must be submitted at the time of application.
Funding through this NOFA will be provided for seven (7) eligible activities under:
I. Education Examples
Education component may provide support to improve literacy, leadership development, and/or basic job training or skill set improvement. Proposals must be focused on the three major content areas below:
II. Seniors Examples
Seniors’ component includes activities targeted for the well-being of senior citizens for transportation and physical, mental, emotional, and social health services. Services in this category should be focused on:
III. Health Examples
Health component is specifically designed for the provision of other health services, which does not include transportation or medical appointments. Basic health services may include, but are not limited to:
IV. Public Safety Examples
Public Safety component includes neighborhood or community-based activities focused on safe keeping of citizens. Program services may include, but are not limited to:
V. Recreation (Youth) Examples
Recreation component will be focused on youth programs. Eligible service activities may include, but are not limited to:
VI. Mobility and Accessibility Example
Programs and services that address and improve access and quality of life through sustainable transport and mobility.
VII. Arts & Culture Examples
Art and Culture are catalysts for expression, connection, collaboration, and community. This component will prioritize initiatives that expand access to arts and cultural programs in the community, attract visitors, and promote development. Examples include projects that:
The City of Royal Oak expects to receive many highly competitive applications from across the City of Royal Oak. All applications that meet the basic eligibility requirements will go through a ranking process. Applications will be selected and funded based on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate their capacity to implement a successful project/program/activity, the City’s priorities, project ranking, and available funding.
Qualifying proposals meeting the above listed criteria will be ranked and scored on a 100-point scale, with 0 being the lowest and 100 the highest score. Proposals must score at least 80 points to be recommended for funding.
Proposals will be ranked according to the score and recommended for funding in rank order. The
Scoring Criteria is as follows:
Responses will be evaluated on a 5-point scale where a multiplier will be used (1, 2, and 3) to compute the total points for each area:
After grant award decisions are made, all applicants will be notified of their award status.
Beneficiaries will be monitored to assess whether the organization program/activities have achieved its objectives and determine whether the program has maximized impacts and outcomes in the community and to the people being served.
No person or organization will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with the City’s funds on the basis of race, color, religion, sex including pregnancy (childbirth, and related medical conditions), sex stereotyping, transgender status and gender identity, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief.
PLEASE NOTE: Only digital, electronically transmitted applications will be accepted.
Organizations may want to consult with a tax professional when applying. Recipients found to have expended grant funds on expenses previously covered by another federal, state, or local program or on ineligible expenses will be required to repay all grant funding awarded by this program.
For questions about the application, eligibility, or other concerns, please contact:
Jill Martin, Program Manager