April 9, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

UPDATED: City of New Orleans Reminds Residents of Monthly ARPA Information Sessions

Please note, due to anticipated severe weather on Wednesday, April 10, tomorrow's ARPA Information Session to be held at the Robert E. Smith Library has been cancelled. Citizens may still attend the meeting on April 11 at Nora Navra Library.  

NEW ORLEANS — On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package is designed to directly combat the COVID 19- pandemic and its impacts to states and municipalities. The City of New Orleans received $388 million in ARPA funds and as of February 2024, $245 million has been spent and another $48.5 million has been obligated, representing 76 percent of the City’s total appropriation.  

ARPA Information Sessions for April will be held April 8 through 11 at libraries throughout the city. The same content will be provided at each meeting, which will focus on an overview of ARPA, updates on the City of New Orleans ARPA funded projects portfolio, current and upcoming funding opportunities, a question-and-answer session and an opportunity to meet the ARPA Project Management Office. In April, the City will also highlight ARPA-funded employment opportunities and Office of Economic Development resources.

Residents interested in finding out about how APRA projects are providing resources and improving infrastructure and public services are all invited to attend. Organizations interested in applying for funding opportunities, as well as those who are eager to use their professional background, experience and skills to ensure ARPA projects are executed in a timely manner and in full compliance of Federal Guidelines are also welcome to attend.    

ARPA-funded positions are approximately 2 years, ending Dec. 31, 2026, and are available in fields such as project management, compliance, criminal justice coordination and data analytics.   

April Information Sessions 

  • April 8, 5 - 6:30 p.m. ENO Regional Library (5641 Read Blvd.) Large Meeting Room
  • April 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Algiers Regional Library (3014 Holiday Dr.) Large Meeting Room 
  • April 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m.  Milton H. Latter Library (5120 St Charles Ave.) Dining Room
  • April 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m. Nora Navra Library (1902 St. Bernard Ave.) Meeting Room  

ARPA Implementation Project Management Office  

The ARPA Implementation Project Management Office (ARPA PMO) was established in the Fall of 2023 to ensure ARPA funds are spent in full compliance with federal guidelines and to support Departments in spending their ARPA allocations. The ARPA PMO provides oversight, risk assessment, management and monitoring compliance of ARPA funds to ensure projects are designed to be on time and meet goals and compliance mandates.  

For further information and updates on the City's ARPA investments and initiatives, contact the City’s ARPA team at or visit the official website at  


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