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City of Lancaster Issues Request for Proposals for Community Facilities with American Rescue Plan Act Funds

November 29, 2022

The City of Lancaster seeks to invest a portion of the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds in community facilities serving Lancaster City residents. The investment will fund capital projects that support public programs, improve quality of life and public health, create economic opportunity, and promote equitable outcomes for residents.  

Sealed proposals will be accepted via the Pennsylvania Electronic Document and Bid Management website, www.pennbid.net, through 11 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2023. 

The City of Lancaster is seeking creative, sustainable ideas for projects that enhance community facilities. Examples include, but are not limited to: 

  • Building or renovation of community health centers, youth centers, libraries, centers for arts & culture, parks and public places  
  • Building or renovating childcare, education, health, and social service facilities  

$39.5 million in ARPA funding was allotted to the City of Lancaster in 2021. In September 2021, a public engagement process regarding the use of ARPA funds was launched. Community feedback identified a desire for improved community services in areas like public health, youth support, parks and recreation, and more. Community facilities are at the forefront of delivering these services to residents every day in Lancaster City.  

The City of Lancaster will offer three virtual Q&A sessions for interested applicants to attend: Dec. 6 at 11 a.m., Dec. 20 at 1 p.m., and Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. Information on how to join will be posted on PennBid and cityoflancasterpa.com. 

For all awarding and management of grants, the City of Lancaster follows a strict conflict of interest policy that is publicly available on our website

Learn more about the City of Lancaster’s use of American Rescue Plan funds at cityoflancasterpa.com/arpa.