Salt Lake City

Housing Stability Division

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Community Recovery Assistance Grants (ARPA)


Community Recovery Assistance Grants Program (ARPA)

On April 19th, 2022, Salt Lake City established the ARPA Community Grant Program to address ongoing community needs in the wake of COVID-19. Half of this funding is administered by the Department of Community and Neighborhoods (CAN) as the Community Recovery Assistance Grants Program (CRAG), providing resources to impacted nonprofit organizations in the community. CRAG funding is focused on six areas of community need:

  • Retraining Displaced Workers
    Accelerating the hiring of unemployed or underemployed workers who fall within the low- to moderate-income range and who have experienced negative economic impacts from COVID-19.
  • Eviction Assistance & Rent Relief
    Providing legal or financial assistance to prevent evictions of those who qualify as low- to moderate-income and who have experienced negative economic impacts from COVID-19.
  • Expanded Educational Opportunities
    Providing resources to address educational disparities or promote early learning for students from low- to moderate-income families or in Title 1 schools who have experienced negative impacts from COVID-19.
  • Resources to Mitigate the Digital Divide
    Providing internet access or digital literacy assistance to households negatively impacted by limited internet capabilities and who qualify as low- to moderate-income.
  • Healthcare and Mental Health Support
    Providing resources to address basic health needs for the community in COVID-19 mitigation and prevention, community violence interventions, mental health or substance use needs that have resulted from or been exacerbated by COVID-19, or financial assistance for low-to moderate-income households’ medical needs exacerbated COVID-19.
  • Support Parents or Children
    Home visiting services for families and youth fostering support programs for low- to moderate-income families impacted by COVID-19.

Nonprofit organizations funded by this program provide critical direct services in one of these categories to communities in the municipal boundaries of Salt Lake City.

Applications for grant funding are now closed. Updates on possible future application opportunities will be posted on this website. Interested agencies who meet these requirements and are interested in learning more about the program are encouraged to contact program staff.

For more information about CRAG, please contact Mike Johnson at or 801-535-7290.

Additional Subrecipient Resources

For the convenience of subrecipients, these links to necessary templates or training are available for reference and use. Additional questions may be directed to program staff.