City administration announces recommendations for small businesses and nonprofits to receive ARPA assistance

City administration announces recommendations for small businesses and nonprofits to receive ARPA assistance

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Fort Wayne, Ind. (Press Release) – The administration of Mayor Tom Henry today announced that several local small businesses and nonprofits have been recommended for assistance through funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA ) that have been allocated to the city of Fort Wayne.

The recommendations are the result of a thorough review of applications submitted earlier this year. The list of suggested recipients will be presented by resolution at the Tuesday, December 13, City Council meeting with possible discussion and approvals to come at the Tuesday, December 20, City Council meeting.

Recommended recipients for the Small Business Sub-Grant Program:
– Chance Bar, $42,940.00

-816 pint and slice, $50,000.00

– Stryke Industries, $39,370.00

– GT Autobody Inc., $50,000.00

– Custom polyethylene packaging, $50,000.00

– Chestnut Services Incorporated, $25,000.00

– ievolve Errands, LLC, $10,000.00

– Firefly Coffee, $50,000.00

– Standing Ovation Performance Apparel, $20,000.00

– Bowmar LLC, $25,000.00

– Q Nails, $25,000.00

– Creative Debut, $26,750.61

– The Health Food Shoppe of Fort Wayne, Inc., $22,633.02

– Premium Meats Wood Farms LLC, $20,700.00

– Fort Wayne Cycle House, $21,000.00

– Safe Kids Daycare, $40,470.50

– Real Kimchi, $30,000.00

– House of Neco Salon and Boutique, $25,000.00

– Growing Minds, LLC., $50,000.00

– SheeKri Dance Arts, $10,650.18

– Lapsley Inc., $30,000.00

– Klemm Candlelight Coffee, $29,500.00

– Babyland LLC Daycare, $14,580.00

– Keepers of Comfort (Leap of Faith Enterprises), $37,762.86

– Longevity Fitness, $36,000.00

Recommended recipients for the Nonprofit Subgrant Program:
– Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Inc., $88,000.00
– Breaking the Chains of International Ministries, $20,000.00

– Out of a Jam, Inc., $100,000.00
– CHILL (Creating Hope, Instilling Life Lessons), Inc., $20,000.00

– As far as / Allen County Circles, $50,000.00
– Erin’s home for bereaved children, $50,000.00
– PFW Three Rivers Language Center, $30,000.00

– Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne, $100,000.00

– Fort Wayne Youtheatre, $20,000.00

– Lutheran Social Services Inc., $100,000.00

– Village Vincent, $100,000.00

– Anthony Wayne Rehab Center, $47,515.00

– YWCA of Northeast Indiana, $100,000.00

– Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, $80,820.00
– Northern Indiana-Michiana Girl Scouts, $45,000.00

– Fort Wayne Cinema Center, $20,000.00

– Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, $100,000.00

– Fort Wayne Urban League, $59,000.00

– A Mother’s Hope, $100,000.00

– Housing Opportunity Program (Fort Wayne Housing Authority), $31,850.00

– Community Transportation Network, $20,000.00

– Boys and Girls Club, $86,673.11

–MLK Montessori, $45,000.00

– Allen County Public Library Foundation, $31,726.00

– Grace Gathering Center, $20,000.00

– Little River Wetlands Project, Inc., $20,000.00

– Grace Bridge, Inc., $100,000.00

– Humane Fort Wayne, $20,000.00

– Unity Performing Art, Inc., $100,000.00

– Building a Stronger Family, $25,000.00

– Young Scholars Academy Society, $56,187.20

– YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, $71,000.00

– Euell A. Wilson Center, $83,400.00

– Center for Nonviolence, Inc., $93,500.00

– Account of Latinos, Inc., $24,000.00

– Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc., $100,000.00

– Preschool for Children at Peace UCC, $43,000.00

The City of Fort Wayne received $50.8 million in ARPA funds. Of this total, $5.35 million was allocated to grant opportunities for four sub-grant programs. The city administration announced recommendations for recipients of sub-grants in the tourism and public health sectors in October. These recommendations were approved by City Council.

The City of Fort Wayne’s comprehensive ARPA/state and local fiscal stimulus fund plan was developed with input from the city administration, city government division and department heads, city council, and members of the community. The City of Fort Wayne engaged Crowe as a consultant to provide professional expertise and lead the preparation of the plan.

Like many municipalities across the country, city leaders have been deliberate and thoughtful about this process to meet federal rules and eligibility criteria while providing the opportunity to meet Fort Wayne’s greatest needs by using areas of interest.

Eligible uses:
* To make necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure

* To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses and non-profit organizations, or assistance to affected industries such as tourism, travel and the hotel industry

*For the provision of government services to the extent of reduced revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency compared to revenue collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency

Areas of intervention :
* Building Strong and Healthy Communities – $13 million – Improving the mental and physical health of the Fort Wayne community and its residents

* Strengthening Neighborhoods – $18.2 million – Investing in vital infrastructure to support our community and help it thrive

*Revitalize Our City – $6.3 million – Supporting efforts to raise the profile of the community and stimulate the local economy

* Securing Resilient Municipal Operations – $13.3 million – Ensuring continuity and fostering excellence in the delivery of government services to achieve maximum benefits for residents

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