# American recovery plan act
Aurora approves $65 million in ARPA grants
(Aurora, Colo.) The Aurora City Council approved Monday $65 million in American Rescue Plan Act grants. The city received $65 million from the federal government but agreed to add to the budget to award more grants.
Denver launches Business Navigator Program with federal money
(John Schnobrich on Unsplash) (Denver, Colo.) Denver has a new program to provide one-on-one support for small businesses. Funded with $600,000 from Denver’s federal American Recovery Plan Act dollars, the Business Navigator Program will use local nonprofits to provide technical assistance, information sharing on topics such as co-op development and employee ownership strategies and financial support to small businesses in the city’s hardest to reach communities.