Rescue plan

$10 million awarded to Raleigh nonprofits from US bailout funds

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — The city of Raleigh has received a total of $73.2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. All this money must be spent by December 2026.

The money can be used on a wide range of issues, including community health initiatives, small business support and infrastructure support.

City staff selected 13 nonprofit organizations to receive a total of $10 million to improve community health.

The city said the money will go towards renovating facilities to increase capacity, allow organizations to help more people and respond behavioral health, mental health and other health issues related to the pandemic.

Funding recipients include:

Wake Med $1,827,611 Renovate, upgrade and outfit a recently acquired property and its landscaping in a trauma-informed design to help support Wake Med Health & Hospitals Center for Community Health.
Haven House $1,225,000 Renovating a 14,000 square foot building in Raleigh for multiple uses, including a permanent food pantry and boxing/exercise room
Passage Home $1,113,250 Buy a property for affordable housing through the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.
SAFEchild $1,000,000 Financing of a new building of more than 18,000 square feet on Kidd Road in Raleigh.
CCM $1,000,000 Build a new facility to help medically fragile people.
southern light $950,000 Update Garner Road Processing Center.
Emmaus House $653,361 Buy a multifamily home within 20 miles of downtown Raleigh to house recovering men.
IACHR $610,000 Complete the asbestos removal and demolition of the building to make way for a new affordable housing development.
Ship awareness $538,947 Build the Ship Outreach transitional education and housing centre.
Healing Transitions $504,950 Improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning in male and female institutions.
Triangle Family Services $394,169 Major renovations to the Critical Community Care building.
Salvation Army $120,000 Renovate current space to provide additional single rooms in shelters for homeless families.
Wake County SPCA $62,712 Building a new facility to transform the lives of pets and people through adoption.

The City has allocated millions of dollars for other purposes over the past year.

To address homelessness, the City spent $10 million to purchase a hotel at Brentwood Road and Capital Boulevard to use as supportive housing for homeless people and improve their access to housing stable and affordable.

An additional $650,000 was budgeted for improvements to the Raleigh Convention Center and City Plaza.

The city had previously selected five economic stimulus projects to receive a total of $6.5 million. Some of those projects included building the city’s “streeteries” that provide outdoor dining options for restaurants and partnerships to support struggling small businesses.