Applications Now Open for America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Grants

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As a subrecipient of the ARPA grant program to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impact, Scranton Area Community Foundation is working with the City of Scranton to administer the ARPA program.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation’s role as community stewards allows us to leverage resources and work in partnership with city government to develop allocation strategies to maximize the use of ARPA funding in the region. Availability of ARPA funds for nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Scranton and surrounding communities presents an incredible opportunity for the region. Our role as a community foundation positions us to help other community leaders and decision makers balance the critical needs of assisting those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, while simultaneously encouraging the creation of sustainable, lasting solutions to improve the quality of life in our communities. 

Applications for ARPA Program funding open today, Monday, July 18, at 9:00 AM. Nonprofit organizations seeking ARPA funding will apply through SACF’s online grant management portal.

How to Apply:

At the grant portal login page, please follow the appropriate next step:

  1. If you have already created a login: you must login using the credentials you’ve utilized for previous grant applications. NOTE: username is always an email.
  2. If someone else in your organization has already created a login: please email to have a new user added to your organization.
  3. If your organization has never accessed our online grant portal, create your account using the following information: 
    • A username that is an email address
    • Your contact information
    • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
    • Contact Information for the organization’s executive

Once logged in:

On the applicant dashboard, select “Apply” along the top menu to view available grants.

2. Select, “City of Scranton ARP Act Beneficiary Grant Program”

Questions and Additional Resources:

  • We have provided additional resources, including a written tutorial, to help you with our new grant application process. To access the written applicant tutorial, visit the Applicant Tutorial – Grants.
  • If you have any questions about our grant application process, please contact us via email at