Rescue Plan


The City of Hyattsville received $17.9 million as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Hyattsville City Council has set aside a portion of the Rescue Act Funds to serve as emergency relief for Hyattsville residents*, small businesses, non-profits, and childcare providers experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Relief for Hyattsville Individuals & Families is Now Available!

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the program's frequently asked questions here | en Español

Emergency Relief for Businesses & Non-Profits Still Available!

Small Businesses APPLY HERE | Non-Profits APPLY HERE

Individual & Family Emergency Relief Program

Hyattsville City Council has set aside $1M of the ARPA funding to establish the Household Emergency Relief Program, which is managed by Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (HCDC). 

Funding Eligibility
Funding is available 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 COVID-19. Use the Hyattsville verification map to see if you address is within City limits.

Household Emergency Relief Program Frequently Asked Questions |Preguntas Frecuentas Sobre el Programa de Ayuda de Emergencia para Hogares

Small Businesses & Non-Profits Emergency Relief Programs

Small businesses & non-profits located in the City of Hyattsville can apply for up to $25,000 in emergency relief. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to see a list of Small Business Emergency Relief awardees as of October 25, 2022.

Funding Eligibility
Applicants must demonstrate a place of business within Hyattsville City limits and economic hardships caused by COVID-19. First-time applicants are encouraged to review the frequently asked questions using the left-hand tabs or through the hyperlinks below before submitting an application.

Small Business Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions
Non-Profit Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions

Child Care Assistance Program

A portion of the ARPA funds were set aside to assist childcare providers with training and expenses associated to meet State standards to become certified childcare facilities.

Child Care Providers - APPLY HERE
Childcare Assistance Program Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about this program, please get in touch with American Rescue Plan Program Manager Patrick Paschall at (301) 485-6924 or

Food Assistance Program

The City's Food Assistance Program was approved by the Hyattsville City Council to provide $200,000 in support for programs that provide free meals to City of Hyattsville residents. Eligible non-profits can apply for awards up to $25,000.

Food Assistance Providers - APPLY HERE
Food Assistance Program Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that this program is open to organizations only. For more information about this program, please get in touch with American Rescue Plan Program Manager Patrick Paschall at (301) 485-6924 or

Rescue Plan Timeline

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.

Public input was collected in early 2021 to identify funding needs. Establishment of the resident and business relief funds based on that input is underway.

As a second phase of the project, 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 2022.

Additional Resources

  1. Patrick Paschall

    American Rescue Plan Program Manager
    Phone: (301) 485-6924

  2. Krissi Humbard

    Small Business Recovery Coordinator
    Phone: (301) 789-7680

  3. Hyattsville Community Development Corporation

    Individual & Family Emergency Relief Program Administrators
    Phone: (301) 683-8267

    *Available Monday - Friday, 3 - 5 PM