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ARPA Nonprofit Fund Q&A - Shared screen with speaker view
Leslie Ridle she/her Girl Scouts of Alaska
18:58
Leslie Ridle--Girl Scouts of Alaska--Anchorage
Jodi Rodwell, Denali Edu Center (she/her)
18:59
Hi, Jodi here from Denali Education Center in Talkeetna, AK!
Nancy DeCherney - Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, she/her
19:06
Happy Rainy day from Juneau
Heidi Stage
19:07
Heidi Stage with Homer Hockey Association
Courtney Eyer
19:07
Good afternoon from Anchorage, First Christian Church
Susan Garner/MSSCA
19:09
Hello All! Susan Garner from Wasilla
Don Kiely
19:10
Hello from Fairbanks!
Irene Tresser, AYC Executive Director
19:10
Hi Everyone! Irene Tresser, Anchorage Youth Court, calling from Anchorage
Benjamin Brown
19:12
Hello from Benjamin Brown at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau!
Penney Champney
19:13
Hi! Penney with ACF from Palmer.
Keith
19:14
Keith in Ketchikan, First Lutheran Church
Jason Kempthorne
19:15
Jason Kempthorne - Love INC Fairbanks
Mike-AK Botanical Gdn
19:16
Mike, AK Botanical, Anchorage
Alaska Junior Theater -Lainie Dreas
19:17
Hello everyone! From Lainie Dreas, Alaska Junior Theater in Anchorage
BLeichty
19:18
Bobbi Leichty - SE Region EMS Council Sitka
Roscoe Britton - No Limits
19:18
Roscoe Britton No Limits Inc Fairbanks
Melinda Myers, thread, Alaska
19:19
Good afternoon! Melinda Myers - thread in Anchorage
Carmen Wanous Revive Alaska Community Services
19:20
Hello, Carmen with Revive Alaska Community Services coming from Anchorage
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
19:20
Eleanor and Jessie with ACF from Anchorage! Hello!
Julie Hamilton
19:21
Hi there - Julie Hamilton with Cancer Connection in Juneau.
Beth Trowbridge
19:22
Hi everyone! Beth Trowbridge from the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer
Aline Stevenson
19:22
Calling in from the Copper Basin, Copper River Native Association, good to be here!
Ken Miller
19:22
Ken Miller, Anchorage (lower, lower Hillside area! lol)
Bill Legere, KTOO
19:23
Hi everyone! Bill Legere at KTOO in Juneau.
Gus Marx
19:23
Hi. Gus Marx from Juneau Youth Services!
Mike Miller - Homer Foundation
19:24
Good afternoon! Mike Miller Homer Foundation, Homer Alaska!
L McGinnis
19:25
Lara McGinnis, MUSE Consulting Kenai Peninsula working with about 8 nonprofits down here. ;-)
Marianne Mills
19:25
Good afternoon! I am Marianne Mills, Program Director of Southeast Senior Services, a division of Catholic Community Service headquartered in Juneau.
Beth Skow Palmer: Public Library
19:26
Beth Skow - Palmer Public Library
Thea Lawton, Koahnic Broadcast Corp.
19:26
Hello! Thea Lawton from Koahnic Broadcast Corp./KNBA in Anchorage.
Samantha Rutherford
19:26
Good Afternoon! Samantha Rutherford with Alaska Geographic Association. Based in Anchorage, currently in NJ
AK Heat Smart
19:26
Hi All! Andy Romanoff from Juneau, with Renewable Juneau’s Carbon Offset Fund and AK Heat Smart!
Matthew Walker/CCS Juneau
19:27
Hi! Matt Walker — NTS Coordinator with Catholic Community Service
Kelsey Page
19:28
Hi Kelsey from Fairbanks Resource Agency
Michele Girault
19:28
Hello Michele Girault ED of Hope Community Resources based in Anchorage
Coleen Turner
19:29
Hi from Fairbanks Tanana Valley State Fair!
MichaelKinville
19:29
Hello from Juneau. I'm Mike Kinville with Southeast Senior Services
Katie Kavanaugh (she, her)
19:29
Hi All! Katie Kavanaugh, from the Alaska Community Foundation. Calling in from Petaluma, California
Brave Heart Volunteers
19:30
Angie and Gloria from Brave Heart Volunteers in Sitka
Kayla
19:30
Hi All! Kayla with Anchorage Youth Court here.
Mike Walsh
19:31
Mike Walsh - Foraker - in Fairbanks
Lori.Plaster
19:32
Hi there, Lori Plaster with Valdez Fisheries Development Assoc., Inc. in Valdez, Alaska
Tiffany Mills
19:33
Tiffany Mills, HOPE, Craig
Amie Collins
19:34
Amie Collins from Best Beginnings, in Anchorage. Hi everyone!
Jadee Draughn
19:35
Hi, Jadee from Camp Fire Alaska in Anchorage.
cgronn
19:36
Corey Gronn with the City of Kodiak.
Shaina (she/her)
19:36
Hello! Shaina Clemens, Dialing in from Chugiak - Dena'ina land - on behalf of Four A's
Lallette
19:37
Hello! Lallette from Ketchikan - First Lutheran
Skiku
19:37
Brian Kirchner, Skiku in Anchorage, AK
JHall
19:38
Julia Hall from CSS in Anchorage
Andrea Robb
19:39
Andrea Robb from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
eezelle
19:39
Eddie MatSu Food Bank Wasilla
CFRC DirectService
19:43
Hello, Yaritza Mejias from Cordova Family Resource Center in Cordova
Nico and/or Susan Bus
19:44
Nico Bus - with the Eagle River United Methodist Camp in Juneau AK
Dominique Johnson
19:46
Dominique Johnson, Alaska Council of School Administrators in Juneau
ShemaJones
19:46
Shema with Catholic Community Service Juneau
tyeckley
19:46
Traci from Interior Community Health Center - Fairbanks, AK
Dean
19:49
Dean-LoveINC in Fairbanks
Andrew Mullins
19:56
Andrew Mullins from CSS in Anchorage
Eva Welch Camp Fire
20:05
Eva Welch Camp Fire Anchorage
Melissa Prince
20:13
Hello, Melissa Prince on behalf of Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in... Fairbanks!
Wayne Stevens, United Way of Southeast Alaska
20:17
Good afternoon, Wayne Stevens United Way of Southeast Alaska in Alaska's Capital City!
Adrian Avey
20:24
Adrian Avey, thread- in Anchorage
ErinWalker-Tolles, CCS and UWSEAK
20:27
Erin Walker-Tolles from Catholic Community Service and Board member United Way of SE Alaska
Upper Susitna Food Pantry
20:28
LouAnne Carroll-Tysdal Upper Susitna Food Pantry
Jennifer Schmid
20:43
Hello, Jennifer Schmid from Revive Alaska Community Services
Cheryl from American Bald Eagle Foundation
20:46
Cheryl from American Bald Eagle foundation in Haines!
Randy Hughey
21:16
Randy Hughey, Sitka Community Land Trust. Hello, all.
Kate Rose, Foraker
21:25
As will Mike Walsh :)
Best Beginnings
21:32
Abbe Hensley, Best Beginnings
Mike Walsh
21:37
Yes!
Alaska Black Caucus
21:42
Greetings, Celeste from the Alaska Black Caucus
Prince Nwankudu
21:57
Prince Nwankudu, Revive Alaska Community Services
marilyn pierce-bulger, AK
22:09
Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, Alaska Center for FASD
Leslie Ridle she/her Girl Scouts of Alaska
22:18
Thanks to Foraker for lobbying and advocating for us!
Kate Rose, Foraker
24:30
https://alaskaarpa.org/
Mike Walsh
24:30
alaskaarpa.org
Aline Stevenson
28:54
website?
Kate Rose, Foraker
29:06
https://alaskacf.org/blog/funds/arpa/
Aline Stevenson
29:39
Tks!
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
32:53
All eligible requests must be costs incurred between 03/03/2021 and 6/30/2022.
Jenny Di Grappa
34:14
Can we submit a request that includes both reimbursement and forward funding or should we submit two separate requests?
Laurie Wolf (she/her) The Foraker Group
35:41
@Jenny. thanks for starting the questions. I am capturing them and will ask them all at the end
Jodi Rodwell, Denali Edu Center (she/her)
35:47
When are funds expected to hit banks? (so we can plan spending over a number of months. June will be here quickly!)
Coleen Turner
36:13
A grant and not a loan?
Susan Garner/MSSCA
36:15
if not funded in the first round, does the application roll over to the second round?
Karen Petersen
36:34
Can this fund new construction? 100%?
Michele Girault
37:29
Will staff recruitment/ retention costs factor into "program delivery" assessment. Huge impact for all right now.
L McGinnis
37:34
One the project budget do you want a line by line breakdown for contract labor or a lump sum?
Cheryl from American Bald Eagle Foundation
37:39
Can this fund Remodeling?
Tiffany Mills
37:46
Are you anticipating having to turn some organizations down completely or maybe reducing their requested amount for funding?
Hannah Noel- DEC
37:52
Are 501c7 organizations eligible to apply? They were excluded from most other grant opportunities/funding options.
JHall
38:28
Indirect costs weren't eligible for CARES, are they for ARPA?
Melissa Prince
38:37
For reporting federal COVID relief funds already received, are we reporting funds received at any time? Or during the 3/3/21 - 6/30/22 period? Thank you!
L McGinnis
40:18
How long should we wait for email responses?
ErinWalker-Tolles, CCS and UWSEAK
40:48
We have a diverse agency with both healthcare and community based services across all of SE; Our CARES and COVID assistance so far has been fragmented by community across many programs and we'd love a more consolidated grant application and reporting, but I am wondering... since this is competitive should we consider separate applications for different programs/communities in case you'd like to find one effort not all of them? Will you be considering partial funding for applicants that are asking for funds for multiple programs and needs and communities?
L McGinnis
41:29
So if it's been 3 days?
L McGinnis
41:52
Is there a sample list of eligible expenses?
Leslie Ridle she/her Girl Scouts of Alaska
42:44
Is it just Federal CARES money we need to report we got or passthroughs from other agencies. Example, the money the State of Alaska gave out last summer/fall?
Pat Branson
43:19
I see on the budget form there is a column for non ARPA funding received.Iis that where the CARES and PPP funds received go?
Susan Garner/MSSCA
43:24
if not funded in the first round, does the application roll over to the second round? or do you have to apply again?
Benjamin Brown
43:31
And to follow up on Leslie’s question, what about private foundation funds given in response to the pandemic?
L McGinnis
44:56
if we don't get approved in round one doe we need to reapply or will our application automaticly roll into round 2?
Melanie Leydon (AK Children's Trust)
47:02
What if we don't have a technical loss of revenue, but our funding is mostly from COVID/program grants (restricted), but show we have a loss of operational funds opportunities, can we still qualify for this?
Hannah Noel- DEC
47:53
Once the agreement is signed could you start spending the ‘funds’ immediately if you could float those costs internally?
L McGinnis
49:02
https://alaskacf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/10.21-ANRF-Grant-Application-Guidelines.pdf
L McGinnis
49:09
Program guidelines link
L McGinnis
49:35
If we only utilize contract labor and have no year round staff that would qualify correct?
L McGinnis
51:27
do we include our program income on the budget form or leave it out, because it was factored into the loss of revenue?
Leslie Ridle she/her Girl Scouts of Alaska
51:41
will you put some of the answers to these in the FAQ?
Jenny Di Grappa
51:44
Will other income be reviewed as a determination of award? For example, we received a special major gift this spring that we are still determining use, but it inflates our income over and above our FY21 costs. This might look like we received more money than we needed, but ultimately the gift is planned to provide ongoing support.
Samantha Rutherford
52:07
We are in a situation where there is no housing available in our more remote locations due to additional COVID restrictions in place. One of the solutions is purchasing housing units, would this be eligible as this further promotes partner and internal safety protocols?
Melissa Prince
52:24
Do we report COVID relief funds received before March 3, 2021 or only during the time period.
L McGinnis
53:51
Should we email and set up appointments with them to help them with time budgeting?
cgronn
54:35
If this funding is utilized for construction is it required the construction be complete by June 30? Or, can it be used for the down payment or initial payment?
ErinWalker-Tolles, CCS and UWSEAK
54:50
Yes thanks so much from United Way of SEAK!
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
55:12
It would be best you call Penney or I when you can or email us. We cannot schedule calls unfortunately.
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
55:51
501 c 7
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
56:06
501 c 7s are not eligible, sorry! We know that's frustrating.
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
56:30
All ARPA/CARES funding, no matter when received, should be reported on the budget spreadsheet, please.
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
58:35
I saw a question regarding purchasing units for housing (for those impacted by COVID), that is eligible. You'll need to ensure it's tied directly back to COVID (Penney and I are happy to discuss the nuances of that with you).
ErinWalker-Tolles, CCS and UWSEAK
58:40
We have received a lot of CARES and COVID funding but we're burning through it very fast -- will there be consideration of whether other support has already been used to support program growth?
L McGinnis
59:25
So we can potentially forward fund a project - for example we are building a new bathroom and the contractor is waiting for materials to complete the project, we can pay him with the understanding that he will complete the project - correct?
Ken Miller
59:31
Will you have another meeting such as this? I would like to invite a few other nonprofits to participate. If not how will be able to access the recording?
ErinWalker-Tolles, CCS and UWSEAK
59:38
The ARPA funds get us through July 2022... are there plans for more support after that?
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
01:00:06
Great questions, we'd be happy to discuss this in more detail but ultimately you should share your story in your budget narrative about why you are utilizing CARES funding the way you are. It wont be a ding but needs to be considered - program growth would be considered as well.
Mike-AK Botanical Gdn
01:00:23
Is there a definition or guideline for what is a frontline worker?
ErinWalker-Tolles, CCS and UWSEAK
01:00:41
thanks Eleanor & Jessie!
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
01:00:54
Future funds are entirely up to the state and federal government. If we receive word that more funding is made available, we'll be sure to share that info out.
Jill
01:00:56
Does ERC (Employer Retention Tax Credit) factor into any of this funding? Is that classified as CARES funding?
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
01:01:48
Mike - anyone who is working directly with the public: retail, many programmatic staff, etc. Not just nurses or medical staff.
Melissa Prince
01:02:16
The Lost Revenue Calculation spreadsheet asks for "Generated Revenue" Does that term mean both earned and contributed income?
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
01:02:39
Ken - another meeting, unsure about another meeting but we hear your need and we'll see what we can do!
Ken Miller
01:02:41
Thank you for a wonderful informational meeting.
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
01:02:47
Remember this is recorded and feel free to share it out
Mike Walsh - Foraker Group
01:03:40
Jill, the employee retention tax credit is CARES Act funding
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
01:06:03
THANKS MIKE! - Jessie
Kate Rose, Foraker
01:06:11
https://www.forakergroup.org/covid/
Kate Rose, Foraker
01:07:02
https://alaskacf.org/blog/funds/arpa/
Eleanor & Jessie (ACF)
01:07:10
THANKS TEAM!
Tiffany Mills
01:07:37
Thanks everyone!
Michele Girault
01:07:39
Grateful for all the advocacy making these funds possible!
L McGinnis
01:08:02
Shipping to Kodiak
Kate Rose, Foraker
01:08:09
You can also email Foraker at info@forakergroup.org for more general ARPA/COVID questions
L McGinnis
01:08:15
Thank you!!!
ErinWalker-Tolles, CCS and UWSEAK
01:08:39
Thanks so much!
Leslie Ridle she/her Girl Scouts of Alaska
01:08:43
Thank you!
Shaina (she/her)
01:08:51
Thank you all so much!
Jodi Rodwell, Denali Edu Center (she/her)
01:08:52
Thanks very much!
Randy Hughey
01:08:54
Thank you Foraker and ACF!
Beth Trowbridge
01:08:56
Thank you! This was very helpful!
Brave Heart Volunteers
01:09:01
Thank you!
AK Heat Smart
01:09:02
Thank you so much for clarifying a wide array of issues!
Claudia Haines, KBFPC (she/her)
01:09:03
Thank you!
Heidi Stage
01:09:04
Thank you very much!
calisa kastning
01:09:04
Thanks for hosting!
Barbara Dubovich
01:09:08
Thank You, Everyone! Appreciate the information and all your efforts.
Marianne Mills
01:09:10
Thank you!
Amanda Toerdal
01:09:11
Thank you!
Jennifer Schmid
01:09:11
Thank you! This was a very informative meeting.
Melissa Prince
01:09:12
Thank you hosts!
Thea Lawton, Koahnic Broadcast Corp.
01:09:13
Thanks Foraker and ACF!
debessex1
01:09:14
Thank you!
L McGinnis
01:09:19
Thank you Foraker and ACF!!!!
Jenny Di Grappa
01:09:21
Thank you!
Alaska Junior Theater -Lainie Dreas
01:09:22
Thank you so much!
Jill
01:09:28
Thanks so much!
Eleanor Oydna
01:09:29
Thank you Foraker and ACF!
Cheryl from American Bald Eagle Foundation
01:09:29
Thank you!