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.

The City of Hyattsville is hosting a virtual Public Hearing on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. to update residents on the spending plan for the City’s remaining ARPA rescue act funds. All community members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback before the plan is finalized in June 2023. Pre-register for the Hearing here or provide public comment at

Individual & Family Emergency Relief Program

Hyattsville City Council has set aside $1M of the ARPA funding to establish the Household Emergency Relief Program.

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 your address is within City limits. Applications for this program are now closed.

Small Business & Non-Profit Emergency Relief Programs

Small businesses & non-profits located in the City of Hyattsville were able to apply for up to $25,000 in emergency relief. Funds were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. One award per business. Applications for these programs are now closed. 

Click here to see a map of Small Business Emergency Relief awardees as of March 2023.

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. One award per business. Applications for this program are now closed 

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. Applications for this program are now closed.  

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 on this process is available at

Additional Resources

  1. Patrick Paschall

    American Rescue Plan Program Manager

  2. Krissi Humbard

    Small Business Recovery Coordinator