American Rescue Plan

About the ARP

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021, as a way to speed up the recovery from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the ARP, the Federal Government has released over $350 billion for local and state governments and the City of East Wenatchee was awarded a total of $3.1 million, with $1.55 million being available now and the other $1.55 million will become available in May of 2022.

These funds are designated for local non-profits who serve East Wenatchee and qualify under one of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s independent categories, as listed in their rules and guidance. These categories include: 

  1. Public Health – Containing COVID-19 and addressing other urgent public health needs;
  2. Economic Hardship – Supporting families, small businesses and hardest-hit industries; 
  3. Revenue Loss – Providing vital public services, to the extent of revenue lost during the pandemic; 
  4. Premium Pay – Offering enhanced compensation for the health and financial risks that essential workers face; and 
  5. Water, Sewer, and Broadband Infrastructure – Investing in key infrastructure to deliver clean water and reliable broadband internet access.

ARP Committee

The ARPC is comprised of the following members:

  • Mayor Jerrilea Crawford
  • Finance Director Josh DeLay
  • Councilmember Rob Tidd
  • Councilmember Harry Raab
  • Councilmember Matthew Hepner

How To Apply

Applications are currently not being accepted.

All applicants must download the fillable Application (PDF) and email the completed application to the Finance Director. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis and applications that are incomplete will not be reviewed.

ARP Application (PDF)