In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed. This transformative $1.9 Trillion bill is intended to help communities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. California stands to receive $26 Billion from ARPA, with local counties and cities receiving $16 Billion.
With the Latino community bearing the personal and economic brunt of this virus, now is the time to organize our communities to ensure the equitable distribution and implementation of these public resources.
Through the Latino Power Fund, an initiative launched to build the civic and political power of Latino communities, LCF will award grants to California nonprofit organizations working to ensure the Latino community benefits from ARPA. For this first round, LCF will award up to $1,000,000 to 20-25 grassroots organizations working to educate, advocate, mobilize, and steward the equitable distribution and implementation of ARPA resources across the state.
As a Foundation rooted in values of trust, hope, and unity, a participatory grantmaking committee composed of community and youth leaders and advocates from across the state will guide the decisions for the grant awards. They will consider factors like mission alignment, readiness to implement, and time-sensitive opportunities.
Grant awards will range from $25,000 to $50,000 and award decisions will be made by March 31, 2022. LCF is prioritizing organizations that are currently involved, or planning to participate, in ARPA implementation across all levels of government. To see how much your community is receiving for ARPA, click on these links for your county and city.
- Are you a nonprofit organization rooted in the Latino community in the state of California?
- Is your organization prioritizing the equitable distribution and implementation of ARPA resources?
- Are you a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization?
Application and Deadlines:
Complete and submit an online grant application here.
Applications must be complete by March 1, 2022, 11:59PM PST.
February 1, 2022: Call for Proposals released by LCF
February 15, 2022 (12 – 1PM): ARPA Grant Application Info Session for Prospective Grantees (Register Here)
March 1, 2022: Application Deadline (11:59PM PST)
March 31, 2022: Award Decisions Made
April 19, 2022: Public Announcement of Grants