ARP Projects Request for Applications

The City of Buffalo is looking to engage external organizations that will help develop and execute projects to support and advance the economic and social recovery of City residents utilizing the historic American Rescue Plan investment. Through a first-of-its-kind Open Call for Concepts, the City is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to implement one or more project(s) from the available ARP program funds. 

Each Program with available project funding is identified below; additional information detailing the scope of work for each project, available funding and award limits, and project-specific performance indicators will be provided when the Call for Concepts opens: 

Affordable Housing Advancement Fund

Creation of a Neighborhood Improvement Corps 

Community Food Sovereignty 

Frontline Arts Organization Sustainability Fund 

Garbage User-Fee Assistance Program 

Public Health Equity Initiative 

Skills-Based Job Readiness 

Neal Dobbins Restorative Justice and Public Safety Fund 

Wraparound Services Support for Job Training Enrollees 

Water and Sewer Debt Forgiveness Program 

Organizations and individuals can sign up to be notified when the Call for Concepts is posted. Submission Instructions for the online application process will be available shortly. 

The City is eager to engage the talent and expertise of our local community to implement the once-in-a-generation investment made available by the American Rescue Plan Act and Build Back Better from the coronavirus pandemic.