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ARPA Funding in California: Access, Advocacy and Engagement
On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law a nearly $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill (HR 1319; PL 117-2). Known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the law represents the sixth COVID-19 recovery measure that Congress has passed since March 2020. According to preliminary estimates, California counties are projected to receive at least $7.6 billion, cities $7-8 billion, and the State of California $26 billion.

Join this webinar to learn more about how ARPA funds are flowing to California’s local communities, how nonprofits and funders are helping decide how funds are spent, and how you can advocate for high-impact investments in your community.

- Michelle Byerly, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Partnership
- Marian Kaanon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Stanislaus Community Foundation
- Geoffrey Neill, Principal Policy and Fiscal Analyst, California State Association of Counties

Our speakers will bring the nonprofit and community foundation perspectives to the ARPA advocacy work conversation and will offer examples of ways nonprofits can engage with local officials and how funders can support these efforts.

Full text of the American Rescue Plan Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319/text

The California Policy Forum is a partnership of CalNonprofits, Philanthropy California (Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, Northern California Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers), and the League of California Community Foundations. The California Policy Forum not only provides a platform to bring together the voice of nonprofits and philanthropy in our state but also amplifies the sector's significance and priorities to policymakers and experts.

Oct 8, 2021 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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