ARPA Funds: A strategy for long-term investment

June 13, 2022

University Club with live Zoom stream


Networking begins at 11:30am for in-person guests. 

In response to the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 health pandemic, the US government created the American Rescue Plan Act to provide relief to municipalities throughout the country. These funds make a unique opportunity for our region to experience strategic and long-lived investment through the influx of dollars. 

"President Biden signed ARPA into law on March 11, 2021. The act provides a total of $1.9 trillion in economic stimulus to aid the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $350 billion earmarked for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, Wisconsin is receiving $2.5 billion."
(Sited from wisconsin.gov)

On June 13, GMC president Joel Brennan will provide an overview of the ARPA program, highlighting how funds were dispersed locally, with a specific focus on how, as a business community, we can create a sustainable plan for amplifying the use of these funds.