American Rescue Plan Act

Please, choose the appropriate link below to complete an application:

Small Business and Restaurants AssistanceSmall Business and Restaurants Assistance
Non-Profit OrganizationsNon-Profit Assistance
Homeowner AssistanceHomeowner-Occupied Assistance
Affordable HousingAffordable and Workforce Housing Project Proposals
Homeless InitiativesHomeless Funding

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The U.S. Department of Treasury released its Final Rule setting forth required guidelines effective January 27, 2022.

At the request of the Mayor of the City of Anderson, the Anderson City Council in May 2021 created a fund for the receipt of ARPA funds from the federal government.

On December 1, 2021, the Mayor issued his initial proposed Plan. After several public presentations and public meetings, including public input, the final ARPA Plan, was adopted by the City Council in ordinance form, and signed into law by the Mayor in August 2022.  

Pursuant to the ordinance, separate committees were formed to create a template and guidelines for the expenditure of the funds, pursuant to federal and state regulations. The Committees were appointed equally by the Mayor and the City Council. The Committee members were made up of City Council persons, the directors of the Economic and Community Development departments, business owners, non-profit members, and members of the public.  

If you are a Small Business or Restaurant, a Non-profit Organization, an Anderson resident in need Homeowner-Occupied Assistance, an entity that provides or wishes to provide Affordable Workforce Housing, or an organization with a Homeless Initiative and you been adversely affected by COVID-19, you will be eligible to apply for funds in a competitive grant process. Grants will be approved by these independent committees, subject to the provisions of the plan. Details for each of the categories are presented within each application.

To apply, use this website, select the category for your need, and your application will be directed to the appropriate committee for review and action.

For more information or questions, please email

Appeal Process

All requests for any appeal must be made in writing within 10 days of notice of any adverse decision by the committee or the mayor.  The appeal request shall be delivered to the Anderson City Clerk who shall promptly deliver same to the mayor, or the city council, which ever shall be applicable.  The mayor shall act on any appeal request no later than 7 days from said request, exclusive of weekends or holidays.  The city council shall act on any appeal request no later than 10 days from said request, exclusive of weekends or holidays.  No other appeal process shall be allowed.