American Rescue Plan Research Center​

Leverage the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to help your organization thrive post-pandemic.

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I want to pivot from reacting to innovating.

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Think Big

Are you ready to stop firefighting and start transforming the business?

With the influx of funds across various industries and agencies, it’s a great time to explore transformational projects.

  • Use our research to help kick-start innovation at your organization.
  • Consider the art of the possible and don’t be afraid to think big.
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I want to start preparing for ARP funding.

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Align With the Business

Are you looking to prepare for ARP funding?

There is a lot to unpack in the new American Rescue Plan Act, and the potential for IT departments is undeniable.

During unprecedented times, the U.S. government has authorized numerous stimulus packages to help organizations continue operations and adapt to new challenges.

Info-Tech can help with:

  • Advisory services to help you navigate the methodology for maximizing your potential ARP funding.
  • Roundtables to discuss challenges with peers.
  • Practical tools and research.

If you need help with a plan, we're here for you.

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My organization received ARP funding. How does IT get a piece of the pie?

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Analyze IT Budget and Staffing

Are you looking to leverage ARP to fund your IT budget and staffing needs?

The past year has tested the adaptability and resilience of many IT organizations. Use this opportunity to analyze deficits and identify the need for new IT skills.

  • Use our research to analyze your IT budget and staffing needs.
  • Whether you are looking to build a new budget or identify the skills required to maintain services deployed during the pandemic, we can help.
  • Explore our related research to DIY or speak to a subject matter expert in these areas.

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I have a technology project I want to fund.

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Build the Case for Funding

Are you looking to use ARP funds for a specific technology project?

There are billions of dollars earmarked for technology as part of ARP. Position your IT department to take advantage of funds as soon as they become available.

Use this blueprint to gain an understanding of the grant writing lifecycle and learn best practices to enhance your organization’s grant funding success rate. The blueprint includes the following sections:

  • Identifying Grant Funding Opportunities
  • Grant Prioritization
  • Writing the Grant Application
  • Submitting the Grant Application

Formalize your grant writing process to increase the chances of being successfully awarded grant funds to support your organization's programs and services.

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I now have the funds but no bandwidth to execute.

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Execute With Confidence

Are you looking to use a vendor for an ARP project?

Expedite projects by leveraging funds to hire external resources and partner with vendors.

  • Use our research to help navigate the vendor landscape.
  • Whether you are looking to create an RFP, need a contract reviewed, or are trying to jump start your vendor management process, we can help.
  • Explore our related research to DIY or speak to a subject matter expert in any of these areas.

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How do I remain aligned with funding terms and expectations?

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Ensure Compliance and Reporting

Do you need to establish reporting to demonstrate compliance?

Safeguard your funding by reporting on project outcomes and showcasing the impact of funds on the IT organization.

  • Explore processes to govern the project portfolio and the help the IT organization demonstrate success and compliance with ARP.
  • Whether you are looking to build an IT dashboard or establish a project gating process, we can help.
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Workshop Overview

Maximize Your American Rescue Plan Funding

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Think Big

  • 1.1

    Introduction to ARP.

  • 1.2

    Identify your organization’s priorities.

  • 1.3

    Identify drivers for change.

  • 1.4

    Review IT strategy.

  • 1.5

    Augment your IT opportunities list.

Align With
the Business

  • 2.1

    Assess alignment of current IT initiatives with business objectives.

  • 2.2

    Assess alignment of new IT opportunities with business objectives.

  • 2.3

    Review and update prioritization criteria for IT projects.

Analyze IT Budget
and Staffing

  • 3.1

    Classify initiatives into proper project categories using ROM estimates.

  • 3.2

    Identify IT budget needs for projects and ongoing services.

  • 3.3

    Identify needs for new staff and skills training.

  • 3.4

    Determine business benefits of proposed projects.

  • 3.5

    Prioritize your organization’s projects.

Build the Case
For Funding

  • 4.1

    Tie projects to direct transfers, where applicable.

  • 4.2

    Align list of projects to indirect ARP grant opportunities.

  • 4.3

    Develop action plan to obtain ARP funding.

  • 4.4

    Discuss required approach to project governance.

Next Steps
and Wrap-Up

  • 5.1

    Complete in-progress deliverables from the previous four days.

  • 5.2

    Set up a time to review workshop deliverables and to discuss next steps.

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    Complete in-progress deliverables from the previous four days

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    Set up a time to review workshop deliverables and to discuss next steps

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    Preliminary list of IT initiatives

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    Revised project prioritization criteria

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    Prioritized short list business-aligned IT initiatives and projects

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    Action plan to obtain ARP funding

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    Project governance gaps

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    Workshop summary deck

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