FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- The City of Fort Wayne announced the requirements needed to apply for American Rescue Plan Act grant opportunities.

During Monday’s session meeting at Citizens Square, many people gathered to hear how they can apply and the requirements for the grant.

The session included an overview of the four subgrant programs that were approved by City Council last month.

The four subgrant programs include; non-profit, public health, small business, and tourism. The City of Fort Wayne Grant Administrator, Megan Butler explained how the grant will be split.

“Everything except the small business grant will be up to 100 thousand dollars, per recipient, the small business is 50 thousand dollars per recipient, up to and recipients can ask for whatever amount that they want, and we hope that will cover some of the needs that they have as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Butler explained.

The grant funds can be used for a multitude of costs. Including supplies, rent, utilities, insurance, maintenance, and repairs.

Some requirements for the application include financial statements from 2019, 2020, and 2021. A certificate of existence with the Secretary of State, as well as proof of good standing with the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Butler also added that she is thrilled to help out the community.

“Super excited, you know we had so many negative effects from Covid-19, that we saw here in our community,” said Butler.”As did everyone across the US, and it’s really important to us and to members of the community to see these dollars have an impact so any future issues that might come along that we will be a little more resilient as a community,” Butler explains.

All funds are to be spent by December 31, 2024.

To apply: click here.