American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Assistance

Available for Tourism and Hospitality Facilities Delayed Due to the Pandemic

Eligibility for ARPA Grant Assistance Aid to Tourism and Hospitality Facilities Delayed Due to the Pandemic

Application for ARPA Grant Assistance for Aid to Tourism and Hospitality Facilities Delayed Due to the Pandemic:

The Department of Treasury wants to invest in a broad range of projects that respond to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 and its negative economic impacts to local businesses and industries. Funds may be used as aid for planned expansions or upgrades to tourism and hospitality facilities delayed due to the pandemic.

Organizational Eligibility:

  • Facility must be located in El Paso County
  • For profit and nonprofit entities are both eligible. For profits may be capped at $50,000
  • Organizations that have already received support through the Regional Business Relief Fund are not eligible
  • Entity must be able to document that delays of the facility expansion or upgrade were due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Eligible Uses of Funding:

  • Funds may be used to assist with increased constructions costs for planned expansions and upgrades to tourism and hospitality facilities delayed due to the pandemic
  • Funds may be used to implement COVID-19 mitigation and infection prevention measures to enable safe resumption of tourism, travel, and hospitality services, for example, improvements to ventilation, physical barriers or partitions, signage to facilitate social distancing, provision of masks or personal protective equipment, or consultation with infection prevention professionals to develop safe reopening plans
  • Operations and programming costs are not eligible

Timeline for Program Administration:

  • November 1, 2021 – Grant Application Opens
  • November 12, 2021 (5 PM) – Grant Application Closes
  • Early December 2021– Grant Awards Announced
  • Funding Must be Expended by November 30, 2024
  • Final Economic Impact Report Must be Submitted by December 31, 2024

Apply Online:

Tourism and Hospitality Facilities Grant Application is now closed- Thank you for your interest.

Questions:

Email: ARPArequests@elpasoco.com