You can advocate for getting American Rescue Plan funds
for local nonprofits

Flow of fundsLouisville Metro is receiving $388 million in funds under the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery program. As of mid-July, the Louisville Metro Council has appropriated only one-eighth of those funds. CNPE firmly believes that nonprofits are uniquely equipped to optimize how these funds get deployed in our community. (Note that ARP funds must be used for purposes set out in the federal statute.)

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Metro Council held three public forums on this topic on July 17, 19, and 26 in different geographic areas of Metro Louisville.

Send written suggestions to the entire Metro Council!
You can still submit written comments and suggestions using this survey form.

Contact your Louisville Metro Council representative!
Louisville Metro Council MapCNPE also urges you to contact your own Metro Council member directly, explaining how your nonprofit (or other local nonprofits) would be able to use these once-in-a-lifetime funds where the need is greatest. Simply state what your organization’s mission is and how ARP funds would help you achieve that mission.

Not sure who your Metro Council representative is? Just enter your address on this map. You will get your representative’s email address as part of your search result.

We don’t issue calls to advocate very often, but this is both urgent and important. Please make the time to help ensure that local nonprofits get their share of ARP funding.


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Resources Nonprofits Can Use NOW

See our Anti-Racism/DE&I Resource List for valuable curated resources to help you better understand, address, and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I within your organization.

Join our Facebook Group, Nonprofit Community Connection for Greater Louisville & Southern Indiana, here.

CNPE wants to help nonprofits apply for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loans quickly. See our resource page for the latest SBA forms and guidance – and a worksheet to help you compile your payroll data for either 2019 or the last 12 months.

See our continually updated COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources List – a curated list of links with everything from official updates to HR issues to fundraising to self-care.

Our News page has news updates we have been issuing since the COVID-19 outbreak. Make sure you don’t miss our periodic updates by subscribing here.

Tell us what else we should include and what resources you need. We’ve got your back during this challenging time.

Read CNPE CEO Ann Coffey’s response to the racial unrest Louisville experienced in June 2020 here.

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