American Rescue Plan Act
Application – Economic Development
- Submit Electronically (Below)
- Download and Submit a Hardcopy
Hardcopy Applications should be submitted to:
Office of the Albany County Executive
112 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
The County will accept questions through June 7, 2023 and will publicly post responses to the ARPA Portal on or around June 9, 2023.
To submit a question, simply fill out the below form. If you include your email, you will be notified when responses are publicly posted.
As detailed below, two (2) types of applications will be accepted.
Applicants may apply for both programs but will only be awarded one grant.
Competitive Process: Funds will be awarded only after the completion, submission, and review of a complete application. Incomplete or deficient applications will be disqualified for consideration by the County. Applications will be reviewed, and investments will be made at the discretion of the County. Completion of an application is not a guarantee of an award. Furthermore, the County reserves the right to award funds for a lesser amount than requested.
Decision Process. Each proposed project and applicant will be subject to the County’s standard ARPA decision making process in order to ensure ARPA eligibility, ability of applicants to meet the reporting and compliance requirements as set forth by the US Treasury, and to determine the best and most strategic use of funds.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Friday June 30, 2023.
Federal Eligibility.County awards must be expended in compliance with applicable Local, State and Federal law. The use of funds must address impacts associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. For additional information, see Federal regulations below: Click Here.
Eligible Entities. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be located in Albany County. Aid may only be provided to support organizations that were operating prior to the pandemic and affected by required closures and other efforts to contain the pandemic. Recovery grants are available for non-profit organizations only. Promotion grants are available for all organizations
Award Restrictions. Awarded funds may not be used to pay taxes, fees, or any other payments due to the County of Albany. In addition, organization or entities shall not be permitted to use funds for expenses that already have been or will be covered by any other local, state, or federal assistance program.
Award Terms. All funds must be expended by December 31, 2026.
Protection of Personal Information. The County utilizes appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to reasonably mitigate risks and protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of any personal information provided as a part of this application.
- Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Promotion Grants: Up to $100,000
- Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Recovery Grants: Up to $50,000
Promotion Grant Applications will be graded on the following criteria:
- Applicant capability and experience
- Outside funding/ financial sustainability
- Project readiness/ability to meet timeline
- Project impact (i.e. new visits generated)
Recovery Grant Applications will be graded on the following criteria:
- Applicant Need/Request proportional to demonstrated negative economic impact
- Actions taken to adapt to COVID-19/ demonstration of sustainable operations
- Applicant capability
- County impact (i.e. visits generated)
Below is a downloadable Proposed Budget Form. If you are applying for a Promotional Grant, the Proposed Budget Form will need to be completed and uploaded as a part or your application.