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Registration open for webinar on braiding philanthropic funding with ARPA, Infrastructure funds

American Cities, COVID-19, Learning and Evaluation, Social Investment Practice

Registration is open now for a webinar that will detail the latest news and practices for philanthropic or nonprofit practitioners interested in braiding investments alongside historic federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The two federal initiatives bring an unprecedented scale of capital to cities and uniquely center on equity and inclusive growth.

This open-access webinar, happening 1-2 p.m. ET on June 17, will be the first of a three-part learning series. Its objective is to build attendees’ ability to understand the current federal aid packages and learn how to situate federal aid opportunities in wider equity-informed municipal finance and community investment strategies.

The webinar will feature Lourdes Germán, a senior advisor to Kresge’s Social Investment Practice, American Cities Program and Detroit Program.

The series will provide lessons from emerging case studies that represent strong practices to inform participants charged with advisory roles in decision-making for future ARPA aid tranches and planning activities related to IIJA aid. It will include a focus on four cities important to Kresge’s work: Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans and Fresno.

Registration is free and available for up to 1,000 attendees. Those who attend part 1 of the series will be invited to the follow-up learning opportunities. The second and third learning sessions will be held on July 11 and July 29.