Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, employing almost half of the nation’s workforce in recent years and comprising over 99% of all firms. The unprecedented public health measures and altered consumer habits prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic have had an acute effect on these businesses. 

Fortunately, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) offers leaders the resources they need to meet this challenge. In addition to aid made directly available to businesses like the Restaurant Revitalization Grant Fund, the federal government has appropriated local fiscal recovery funds that cities, towns and villages can use for an array of measures.

Let NLC deliver for you!

NLC is your partner in recovery. This is a time for America to do more than survive; we can thrive. 

The National League of Cities (NLC) is a strategic partner for local leaders and municipal staff, serving as a resource and advocate for communities large and small. Click the button to learn how NLC can help deliver for your city.