ARPA Community Recovery Bank

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. The $1.9 trillion Fiscal Recovery Funds package is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including public health and economic impacts. The City of Napa (City) is receiving a total of $15.12 million to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. At their March 15, 2022 meeting, the City of Napa City Council directed a total of $1,125,000 million of ARPA funding to be made available as grants, via a Community Recovery Bank, to assist with community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

After an extensive review and scoring process, 21 applicants were recommended for funding. Individual award amounts were aligned with each applicant's total score and consideration for the needed funds for the proposed project or program. These recommendations were presented to the City Council, who voted to approve 20 of the recommendations. Another vote will be taken at the March 7th meeting, when a quorum can be reached, to approve one remaining grant recommendation.

The selected awardees are announced and categorized below. 

Addressing Homelessness & Housing:

  • Mentis: $110,000
  • Abode Services: $185,000
  • NEWS: $100,000
  • On the Move: $150,000

Community Assistance & Nonprofits:

  • Feeding it Forward, Inc: $125,000
  • Community Action of Napa Valley: $20,000
  • Wayfinder Family Services: $15,000
  • Ag 4 Youth-Up Valley Ranchers INC: $50,000
  • Napa County Bicycle Coalition: $15,000
  • Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay: $10,000
  • Downtown Napa Farmers Market Corporation: $25,000

Childcare & Preschools:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley: $100,000
  • Nahar Montessori, LLC: $15,000
  • Dreher Family Childcare: $15,000
  • Napa Valley (Cooperative) Nursery School: $15,000
  • First Presbyterian Church and Congregation of Napa: $15,000
  • Hopper Creek Napa Valley, LLC: $15,000

Supporting Local Businesses & Workforce Development:

  • Wine Country Bicycle Adventures Inc: $35,000
  • Napa Valley Historical Society: $25,000:
  • Solano County Private Industry Council: $85,000
  • Napa Downtown Merchants and Professional Association: $25,000

Grant Process and Eligibility Information

Please see the information below about grant eligibility, how to apply and more.

The application period has closed. Grant awards will be announced at a City Council meeting in February 2023.

  1. Community Recovery Bank Funding Survey

In April 2022, the City of Napa conducted an online survey to gather input from the community regarding Community Recovery Bank funding priorities. Specifically, the survey asked respondents to rank the following areas:

    Housing Assistance

    Addressing Homelessness


    Support for Local Businesses

    Workforce Development

Housing Assistance received the top ranking as a priority area for funding, with 33% of respondents ranking it as “most important,” with Homelessness as a close second, with 30% of respondents ranking it as a top priority for funding. Rental Assistance was the most highly rated program associated with both areas, with Food Needs, Support for Accessory Dwelling Unit Development, and Housing Location and Barrier Removal Services being identified as helpful programs.

Childcare ranked third out of the five potential funding areas, with Financial Assistance for Local Families and Support to Local Childcare Providers as assistance programs receiving the most interest.  Support for Local Business and Workforce Development were two additional areas the survey inquired about, and the program of most interest to survey respondents was Small Business Grants.

See below for more detailed information regarding the survey and the results:

Community Recovery Bank Survey Results (English Survey Respondents)

Community Recovery Bank Survey Results (Spanish Survey Respondents)

  1. Eligible Organizations
  1. Grant Awards
  1. Eligible Costs
  1. Ineligible Costs (incomplete list)
  1. Grant Period
  1. How to Apply
  1. Application Review Process
  1. Application Review Criteria
  1. Application Timeline
  1. Public Record
  1. Affidavit, Waive & Release Form
  1. Grant Agreements