New Braunfels nonprofit agencies now eligible to apply for local ARPA funding

Organizations can apply for a portion of the $10.9 million in funding that was granted to the city by the federal government. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Organizations can apply for a portion of the $10.9 million in funding that was granted to the city by the federal government. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Organizations can apply for a portion of the $10.9 million in funding that was granted to the city by the federal government. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of New Braunfels is now accepting applications for a portion of the approximately $10.9 million in total American Rescue Plan Act funds that were allocated to the city by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Local nonprofit agencies can submit applications for the funding online, and applications are open through June 9, according to a city press release.

In January, the city invited 23 local nonprofit organizations to participate in a preapplication process to determine what projects are in development that would qualify for funds, according to the release.

“The preapplication process was key in determining the types of projects that could be funded and what additional information was needed during the formal application process.” Assistant City Manager Jared Werner said in the release.

Capital improvement projects that are eligible for funding are those that would address health or education disparities, address social health, provide investment in housing and neighborhoods, or promote healthy childhood environments.


Following the application period, city officials will meet with applicants, and the New Braunfels Finance and Audit Committee is expected to make recommendations to City Council on which projects should receive funding by the end of July, according to the release.

All ARPA funding allocations must be determined by the end of 2024, and funding must be fully spent by the end of 2026, Werner said.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.