Rescue Plan Overview
The City of Hyattsville has received $17.9 million as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. An overview of the ARPA funds was presented to Council during the December 20, 2021 Hyattsville Council meeting. Based on federal guidance from the U.S. Department of Treasury, rescue funds can be used to:
- Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts
- Replace lost public sector revenue and help retain jobs
- Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
- Address public health and financial challenges caused by the pandemic
Use the Treasury Department's Quick Reference Guide to learn more.
Resident & Business Emergency Relief Funds
As part of a phased spending approach, Hyattsville City Council is prioritizing emergency relief assistance to residents, regardless of legal status, and businesses. These funding opportunities were identified following outreach to the community in early 2022 about emergency relief needs.
Applications are expected to come available this summer. They will be made available on this page and mailed to Hyattsville households. Sign up for Hyattsville City email and text alerts to be notified when the application portal opens.
Individual and Family Emergency Relief
Funding for up to $2,500 per individual with an additional $1,250 for each dependent child, not to exceed $5,000 per household. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of residency in the City of Hyattsville and demonstrate financial need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information about applying will be available here and mailed to all Hyattsville households when the funding becomes available. Applications are expected to open this summer.
Food Assistance Program
A portion of the Rescue Plan Act Funding will be made available to community partners who can provide food distributions or other food assistance services within the City of Hyattsville. Information about applying for these funds will become available this summer.
Emergency Relief for Businesses and Non-Profits
Hyattsville's City Council is expected to establish programs to support small businesses and non-profits located in the City of Hyattsville.
Businesses and non-profits must be located in the City of Hyattsville. Further details on eligibility requirements are forthcoming.
Information about applying will be available here and mailed to all registered Hyattsville businesses and non-profits when the funding becomes available. Applications are expected to open this summer.
Additional Programs for Businesses & Childcare Providers
A portion of the Rescue Plan Act Funds will also be set aside to provide businesses with assistance expediting County permits for things like expanding outdoor dining, renovating existing properties, and opening or expanding businesses.
An additional program will assist childcare providers with training and other expenses associated with meeting State standards to become certified childcare facilities.
Please make sure your licensing information is up to date! A reminder that businesses located in Hyattsville are required to renew their City licenses by June 30 each year. Find more information here.
Funding is only available to residents and businesses located in the City of Hyattsville. Not sure if you're a Hyattsville City resident? Use the Hyattsville verification map to see if your address is within City limits.
Rescue Plan Timeline
Following the public input period and establishment of the resident and business relief funds, City Council will use part of the remaining funds to support public projects and programs to help Hyattsville recover and prepare for future emergencies. More information about how to provide input on the second round of funding will be available in late summer/early fall 2022.
- Prince George's County ARPA Webpage
- Hyattsville ARPA Presentation Overview
- Rescue Plan Emergency Relief Presentation
- January 2022 Special Hyattsville Mailer