This initiative is designed to support community-based organizations and small businesses from across our region to develop the capacity to access American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. We are interested in making investments to support community-identified strategies that show promise in attracting ARPA resources.
Learn more about the program with this quick info sheet.
Interested in Applying? Read the Request for Proposals here.
NOTE: The Equitable Economies initiative is not currently accepting grant applications. We've had a robust response through three rounds of funding and may announce future funding rounds later in 2022. For any questions, email the EE team.
Resources & Opportunities
Grant Funding Announcements
City of Spokane
What: $10 million in grant funding available for projects to address affordable housing in Spokane, partly using federal ARPA funds.
Who It Helps: People with behavioral health disabilities, veterans, senior citizens, homeless or at-risk of being homeless, persons with disabilities, and domestic violence survivors.
Groups Eligible: Public and private nonprofits; governmental groups serving within the City of Spokane; private for-profit organizations; faith-based organizations.
Deadline to Apply: June 10, 2022
Community Learning Sessions
Learn more about the EHF Equitable Economies initiative and the process of applying for federal ARPA funds.
NEXT SESSION: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12 - 1 PM PT
Topic: "Working Toward Culturally Responsive Housing Development"
PREVIOUS SESSION: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Topic: "Accessing Federal APRA Funds Through Spokane County"
Guest Speakers: Jeff McMorris, Community Engagement & Public Policy Advisor & Ariane Schmidt, ARP Portfolio and Program Management
PREVIOUS SESSION: Feb. 25, 2022
Topic: "Financing Your Vision" with Craft 3, a nonprofit lender
Guest Speakers: Walt Postlewait, Executive Vice President; Ed Davis, Vice President and Indian Country Regional Strategist; Stephen Reichard, Reichard & Associates
PREVIOUS SESSION: Jan. 28, 2022
Topic: "Working For Collective Advocacy"
Guest Speaker: Marcus Mundy, Executive Director of the Coalition of Communities of Color
PREVIOUS SESSION: Dec. 2, 2021
Topic: "Accessing ARPA Resources Through the City of Spokane"
Guest Speaker: Joy Peltier, Spokane City Council Community Engagement
More sessions are coming in 2022. Information will be posted here when ready. Stay tuned!
Meeting Records & Helpful Info
- Introduction to Equitable Economies (PDF presentation slides)
- Learn more: What is the EHF Equitable Economies initiative? (PDF info sheet)
- ARPA resources (PDF presentation slides)
- Community Learning Session 1 - Dec. 2, 2021 (video)
- Community Learning Session 2 - Jan. 28, 2022 (video)
- Community Learning Session 3 - Feb. 25, 2022 (video)
- Community Learning Session 4 - April 13, 2022 (video)
Community Advisory Committee
Working with EHF staff on the initiative are eight members of our Community Advisory Committee:
-ash riant, Spectrum Center
-Bob Hutchinson, Project ID
-Fernanda Mazcot, Hispanic Business Professional Association
-Kiana McKenna, Pacific Islander Community Association of WA
-Linda Lauch, American Indian Community Center
-Lacrecia “Lu” Hill, SIMBA
-Sarah Phillips, YES of Pend Oreille County
-Shon Davis, Jesus Is The Answer Church
They and you are helping to create and sustain EHF's culture of learning. Thank you!
Email the Equitable Economies team to learn more.