Multi-Purpose Community Facilities Program Information Office Hours Planned | STAGING Compendium

Pennsylvania libraries as community anchor institutions are named as eligible organizations in a new one-time funding opportunity for facilities that does not require matching funds.  Read more below and in the linked guidelines:

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) has posted the COVID-19 ARPA Multi-Purpose Community Facilities Program (Facilities) guidelines. The Facilities Program will offer $45 million in competitive grants to community anchor institutions and units of local government for community projects to construct, acquire, or improve facilities that are, or will be open to the public and will directly enable work, education, and health monitoring at the respective facility. The minimum grant amount for any Facilities project is $250,000. The maximum grant amount shall not exceed $2 million.You can review all guideline details including eligibility and project criteria on the website.

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) and the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) are hosting two Office Hour Sessions for the Multi-Purpose Community Facilities (Facilities) Program. This webinar will review a number of Frequently Asked Questions for both the Facilities Program and the Electronic Single Application (ESA) System, which is utilized to apply for grant programs through the PBDA. Details for each webinar are provided below, content provided by the PBDA and DCED Customer Service teams will be the same at each webinar. The PBDA will provide an FAQ document on their website once the webinars are complete.