Muncie American Rescue Plan Funding


The following ARP Fund Plan was prepared with the assistance and input of a committee established by the Mayor of the City of Muncie, that of which included members of the City of Muncie administration, three members of the Common Council, and other members of the community. This ARP Fund Plan shall not be effective unless and until it is approved by the Common Council of the City of Muncie. This fund plan may be amended by the Common Council at any time to comply with Section 603(C) of the ARP and any official guidance issued by the United States Treasury Department

The federal government adopted Section 9901 of the American Rescue Act of 2021 (ARP), which established the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to provide grant funds to units of local government. ARP requires recipients of ARP Funds to establish a plan for use of the funds to be adopted by the fiscal body of the recipient. In addition, ARP funds must be appropriated by the fiscal body prior to distribution. The City of Muncie has been allocated $31,700,000 in ARP Funds, half of which will be distributed in 2021 and half of which will be distributed in 2022.

     Notable Dates:

  • 5/19/2021 – Press conference announcement of the program
  • 5/26/2021 – Public meeting and information gathering
  • 6/7/2021 – Common Council meeting to gather additional information - finalize plan
  • 6/14/2021 – Common Council meeting to review plan and cast vote
  • 6/21/2021 – Application for funds becomes available online

If you are a Non-profit, Restaurant, Hotel, Small business, Tourism Business, Art Organization, or Neighborhood Association that has been adversely affected by COVID-19 you will be eligible to apply for a competitive grant process. Grants will be approved by an independent committee of citizens; and no elected official will serve in any voting capacity for fund distribution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ownership within 100 miles of Muncie and business within the city limits.
  • Not to be used for payroll, as they would have had access to PPP.
  • It should be project based; inside city limits.
  • The business had to have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
  • They must submit financials.
  • Nonprofits organization and neighborhood associations need to meet local eligibility requirements.
  • Individual committees may add additional qualifications.

To apply, use this website and you will be directed to the appropriate committee for review and approval.

For more information on the Federal guidelines click here.

Please choose the appropriate link below to complete a pre-application:

small business hotels restaurants non profits Neighborhood
Small Business and Tourism Hotels Restaurants Non-Profits Neighborhood Associations