Paige Gebhardt Cognetti
Mayor | Scranton, PA

ARPA: Scranton PA, Creates Community Wellness Programs and Invests in Community Programs

Idea Category: Healthcare, Safety Net | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Scranton received $68.7 million in ARPA funds, and Mayor Paige Cognetti work to ensure the funding is invested to give people access to resources, rebuild the infrastructure systems that impact their everyday lives, and foster equitable wealth generation that targets the needs of Scranton residents. As of February 2023, Scranton awarded $1 million in grants to nearly 50 nonprofit organizations in need of financial recovery. Another $950,000 helped the support and creation of community wellness programs, including projects focused on behavioral health and mental wellness, drug overdose  prevention, and violence prevention. 

“Supporting a city that only recently shed its status as a financially distressed municipality is no easy  task,” Mayor Cognetti said. “This once-in-a-lifetime ARPA funding is helping us to accelerate progress and promote the people and organizations that make Scranton a wonderful place to live and  work.” 

More Idea’s From Paige Gebhardt Cognetti

ARPA Case Study: Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti Invests in City’s Recovery and Resilience after Flooding

Idea Category: American Rescue Plan Act, Funding, Public Safety | Funding Source: ARP

Small Business Wage Boost

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship, Promoting Equity | Funding Source: ARP

ARP: Scranton PA, Creates Recovery Grants to Support Small Businesses

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Funding Source: ARP