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

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)