American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Spending Tracker

Expenditure Details and Project Status

Community Investment Projects

On December 9, 2021, Wilmington City Council passed Resolution 21-054 assigning the ARPA funds into major categories. $5 million was set aside to assist nonprofits in restoring COVID-impacted programming for communities. Details on allocated projects may be found below. Please check back frequently to see what new projects have been established in this category.

21F08 - Milk & Honey


US Treasury Category: 2.29 Loans or Grants to Mitigate Financial Hardship

Total Obligation: $25,000

Project Owner: Milk and Honey Coffeehouse & Gallery

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by Milk & Honey, a small business located in the City of Wilmington.

21F15 - DE Zoological Society


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: DE Zoological Society

Description: Funds will be used to support the Brandywine Zoo in its mission to 1) conserve wildlife and provide wildlife conservation education; 2) deliver a natural science based curriculum to visitors; and 3) provide training for youth and young adults in wildlife conservation-related careers.

21F05 - United Way of DE


US Treasury Category: 2.25 Addressing Educational Disparities: Academic, Social, and Emotional Services

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: United Way of DE

Description: Funds will be used to support the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative Learning Pod Community of Practice program.

21F17 - The Juice Joint


US Treasury Category: 2.29 Loans or Grants to Mitigate Financial Hardship

Total Obligation: $20,000

Project Owner: The Juice Joint, LLC

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by The Juice Joint, a small business located in the City of Wilmington.

21F18 - The Nomad


US Treasury Category: 2.29 Loans or Grants to Mitigate Financial Hardship

Total Obligation: $41,000

Project Owner: The Nomad, LCC

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by The Nomad, a small business located in the City of Wilmington.

21F21 - Our Youth, Inc.


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $30,000

Project Owner: Our Youth, Inc.

Description: Funds will be used to perform repairs and upgrades to recipient's facility. This work can include, but is not limited to, electrical work, plumbing repairs and replacement, HVAC work and replacement, and cosmetic upgrades.

21F12 - Parking Garage Relief Fund


US Treasury Category: 2.36 Aid to Other Impacted Industries

Total Obligation: $500,000

Project Owner: Qualified Parking Garages in the City of Wilmington

Description: Funds are being paired with $5 million in State of Delware ARPA Funds to address the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the parking garage industry and help to ensure that sufficient parking is available as the City and its workplaces, retail establishments, and cultural attractions emerge from the pandemic and return to normal.

21F26 - Latin American Community Center


US Treasury Category: 2.11 Healthy Childhood Environments: Child Care

Total Obligation: $500,000

Project Owner: Latin American Community Center (LACC)

Description: Funds will be used to build an Infant & Toddler Center on the corner of 4th and Van Buren Streets, which will allow the LACC to increase the number of children served annually by 57% and will create 30 new permanent jobs. In addition, the LACC will build a youth playground on the corner of 4th and Harrison Streets.

21F25 - Faithful Friends Animal Society


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $95,000

Project Owner: Faithful Friends Animal Society

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by Faithful Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit and essential safety net organization providing animal welfare services to 24,000 people and 17,000 pets annually, with 20% of the services provided to City of Wilmington residents.

21F28 - Reed's Refuge Center


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $300,000

Project Owner: Reed's Refuge Center

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by Reed's Refuge Center, a nonprofit located in Wilmington that provides enrichment programs to at-risk youth.

21F30 - Culture Restoration Project


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: Culture Restoration Project, Inc.

Description: Funds will be used to support programming provided by the Culture Restoration Project, a nonprofit located in Wilmington that serves low-income families and at-risk youth.

21F31 - The Grand


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: The Grand

Description: Funds will be used to support the Grand's diversity-equity-inclusion efforts thorugh the Gilliam Family Fund for Diversity Programming. The goal of this program is to engage diverse communities, special needs groups, and other traditionally underserved audiences.

21F36 - Christina Cultural Arts Center


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $500,000

Project Owner: Christina Cultural Arts Center

Description: Christina Cultural Arts Center provides comprehensive arts programming to primarily low-income students. Funds will be used to either renovate their existing facility or purchase a new facility.

21F39 - Central YMCA

US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: Central YMCA

Description: Funds will be used to renovate five bathrooms in the Central YMCA's Men's Residence facility.

21F41 - St. Michael's School & Nursery


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $100,000

Project Owner: St. Michael's School & Nursery, Inc.

Description: Funds will be used to improve the St. Michael's School & Nursery early childhood education facility, including but not limited to improvements to the roof, doors, windows, HVAC, flooring, electrical systems, and cabinetry.

21F42 - Utility Payment Assistance Program


US Treasury Category: 2.2 Household Assistance: Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Aid

Total Obligation: $300,000

Project Owner: City of Wilmington

Description: Funds have been transferred to the City's Water/Sewer Fund to replenish the City's Utility Payment Assistance Program, which is available to any income-eligible Wilmington resident who is at least 18 years old. Qualified residents can request up to $1,500 to pay their delinquent water/sewer bills. Click here to learn more or apply today!

21F46 - HBCU Week


US Treasury Category: 2.25 Addressing Educational Disparities: Academic, Social, and Emotional Services

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: HBCU Week Foundation, Inc.

Description: Funds will be used to support the HBCU Week events and college fair. The mission of HBCU Week is to encourage high-school aged youth to enroll into HBCU’s, provide scholarship dollars for matriculation and sustain a pipeline for employment from undergraduate school to corporate America.

21F34 - NERDit Now


US Treasury Category: 2.31 Rehabilitation of Commercial Properties or Other Improvements

Total Obligation: $200,000

Project Owner: NERDit Now

Description: Funds will be used to purchase a vacant property in Northeast Wilmington, which will serve as the headquarters for the NERDit Now's expanding electronics recycling business. The facility will serve as a hub for the organization's recycling, retail, and apprenticeship operations.

21F43 - The Challenge Program


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $100,000

Project Owner: The Challenge Program

Description: Funds will be used to support construction on the 7th Street peninsula of a new furniture making and training facility.

21F67 - Delaware Children's Museum

US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: Delaware Children's Museum

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by the Delaware Children's Museum during the COVID-19 pandemic.

21F48 - Jefferson Street Center


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $150,000

Project Owner: Jefferson Street Center

Description: Funds will be used to support development of the “The Gathering Place,” a new community hub in Northwest Wilmington.

21F35 - I Am My Sister's Keeper


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $185,000

Project Owner: I Am My Sister's Keeper

Description: Funds will be used to support programming and operating expenses of I Am My Sister's Keeper, a nonprofit based in the City's Hedgeville neighborhood whose mission is to guide the next generations of young girls, teens and women with a variety of holistic programming to reach their highest potential as Responsible, Resilient, Respectful women.

21F53 - It's Time


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Aid to Tourism, Travel and Hospitality

Total Obligation: $265,667

Project Owner: Venue Communications and Tapp Networks

Description: Funds will be used to support It’s Time, a successful campaign and media platform that is a key driver of the City of Wilmington’s economic development and tourism efforts to promote restaurants, hotels, diversity, event venues, jobs, businesses, community organizations, and parking garages.

21F49 - Oath 84


US Treasury Category: 2.29 Loans or Grants to Mitigate Financial Hardship

Total Obligation: $40,000

Project Owner: Oath 84

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by The Nomad, a small business located in the City of Wilmington.

21F56 - DunRite Cleaners


US Treasury Category: 2.29 Loans or Grants to Mitigate Financial Hardship

Total Obligation: $12,000

Project Owner: Kim's DunRite Cleaners

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by Kim's DunRite Cleaners, a small business located in the City of Wilmington.

21F58 - WCAC Broadband Affordable Connectivity Program


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $90,000

Project Owner: Wilmington Community Advisory Council

Description: Funds will be used to support the State of Delaware's Affordable Connectivity Program, an initiative designed to expand broadband access to low-income households who cannot afford the cost of home broadband. The City has partnered with the Wilmington Community Advisory Council to increase awareness of the program and drive broadband adoption among the estimated 4,700 eligible households identified by the program as unconnected.

21F59 - St. Francis Hospital

US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $100,000

Project Owner: St. Francis Hospital

Description: Funds will be used to support St. Francis Hospital, which provides contracted emergency management services (EMS) to the City of Wilmington. These services are vitally important, as St. Francis Hospital serves a low-income population, including serving underinsured and uninsured patients. In order to ensure the continuation of these important services, grant funds will be used to allow St. Francis to hire new staff, increase current staff salaries, and provide emergency management technician (EMT) training to future hires.

21F61 - St. Patrick's Center

US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $25,000

Project Owner: St. Patrick's Center

Description: This project will support St. Patrick's Center, a nonprofit that has served the Eastside community for 50 years. Funds will be used to cover the cost of groceries for the Center's emergency grocery program; laundry vouchers; utility costs associated with providing services, such as showers for homeless individuals; and gas and transportation costs associated with transporting seniors to and from the senior center.

21F66 - Apexx Bar & Restaurant


US Treasury Category: 2.29 Loans or Grants to Mitigate Financial Hardship

Total Obligation: $40,000

Project Owner: Apexx Bar & Restaurant

Description: Funds will be used to mitigate financial hardship experienced by Apexx Bar & Restaurant, a small business located in the City of Wilmington.

21F65 - Go MAD


US Treasury Category: 2.34 Assistance to Impacted Nonprofit Organizations

Total Obligation: $100,000

Project Owner: Go Make a Difference Corporation (Go MAD)

Description: This project will support Go MAD's community development initiative, BASE, which seeks to build communities, change lives, and transform culture by supporting and cultivating leaders in business, arts, sports, and education. Funds will be used for capital improvements to BASE's new headquarters on Church Street in the Eastside neighborhood.

21F71 - St. Francis Hospital Healthy Village Program


US Treasury Category: 2.21 Medical Facilities for Disproportionately Impacted Communities

Total Obligation: $25,000

Project Owner: St. Francis Hospital

Description: This project will support St. Francis Hospital's Healthy Village project, a whole-person care community resource that integrates medical, social and public healthcare services. Funds will be used toward the redevelopment of three areas of the hospital: 1) a new entrance and lobby for the Healthy Village; 2) redevelopment of the hospital's central area for welcoming and navigating to services; and 3) a new elevator tower providing full access to all floors and services. The Healthy Village program is designed to help address health disparities and social inequities by providing integrated primary and behavioral healthcare, access to nutritious food, education and job training, all-inclusive and post-acute care, safety for seniors, housing assistance, and child/adult day care.

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