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What The American Rescue Plan Act Means To Local Government

Local government agencies now have access to ARPA Funds!

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ARPA funds are available to city, state, and county government agencies now, so apply for them today, and don’t miss out on this time-sensitive opportunity! We would love to connect with you to discuss what type of projects are eligible for ARPA funds and explore your options, as well as how we can help. To learn more, call us: (855) 303-2727

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was a stimulus package that intends to boost the economy. This included $1.9 trillion in stimulus money that was handed directly to those affected. COVID-19 affected all, but it seemed to hit local governments a little harder than some. That is why these funds were placed in the hands of these officials, and for a good reason. Depending on the state you are in, the deadlines are fast approaching. Apply now, and don’t miss out.

Advantage Archives is uniquely positioned to help city, state, and county agencies with projects that qualify for ARPA funds, especially in the area of digitizing the content at risk of being damaged due to the ravages of time, and more importantly, creating a digital archive of this content so it is easily accessible and readily available. We specialize in preserving brittle documents that need meticulous care and handling. Our team is trained and skilled in preserving these brittle documents and does so in a fashion that will keep these sacred documents secure.

We specialize in preserving documents that are housed within the county and local government offices, including, but not limited to:

  • Vital Records
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Property Transfer Books
  • Drainage Maps
  • Public Notices
  • Census Data
  • Public Health Records
  • Deed Books
  • Indexes
  • Service Records
  • Mortgage Records
  • Survey Books
  • Plat Maps
  • Photographic Materials
  • Plans & Blueprints

This Bill allows Local Governments to use the funding to digitize and preserve these important documents. Itcreates a digital copy, and as you know, everything is switching to digital. Digitizing these vital records ensures thatit will have a future and that the information is easily accessible and readily available. There is no better way tospend these funds than digitizing the most important records in your county.There are many conveniences and organizational reasons why you should digitize these documents. So turn that crowdedfiling cabinet or shelf in the backroom into a digital format that works for your agency. The digital record allows youto declutter and create an indexed and searchable document that will enable you to find the exact item you are lookingfor in an instant and not hours.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 F.A.Q.

What is ARPA?

ARPA is a $1.9 Trillion act that gives funds to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effects on the economy. These funds were given and divided to help everyone that has been effected by the pandemic. We know that the pandemic has hit the local government hard, so we want to ensure that you apply and receive the funds you deserve. It was passed on March 10th, and deadlines are approaching. Don’t miss out and apply to receive these funds today.

How do I get ARPA Funds?

To get ARPA Funds it varies from state to state. A good way to find out how to apply for these is by doing a quick search of your state and adding ARPA Funds application next to it. If you are unable to find any information, we would be happy to help you find this information!

When is the deadline to apply for these funds?

ARPA Deadlines are fast approaching but each state is different. We are happy to help find these dates. Some states might also require that the agency has a quote, and we are more than happy to provide a quote for our services, to help you get these funds.

What format do you convert these documents to?

We can convert your records into any format you may like. If you have a current system, we can convert and add these documents to that existing system. If you would like to start fresh, we have a variety of options, and we will surely have a system that works for your agency.

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