ARPA

Available Assistance & Programs

RENT & MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE
  • One-time assistance available to low-income Norwich residents behind on their monthly Rent or Mortgage bills. This program is designed to help avoid evictions and home foreclosures. 
SHALLOW RENT SUBSIDIES
  • Short-term monthly assistance aimed to enable low-income individuals and families to maintain their housing
  • The household rent must consume at least 50% of the total household income.
  • Applicants may be eligible for partial rent payments made directly to their landlord for up to 12 months  
RAPID REHOUSING & SHELTER DIVERSION
  • To assist those who are homeless in regaining their housing, particularly during the winter months by utilizing a Housing-First Model.
  • To enable those close to homelessness to remain in their current housing situation.
  • Must be a Norwich resident struggling to pay their rent or mortgage due to low-income or high bills
UTILITY ASSISTANCE
  • To assist low-income families with maintaining their utility service.
  • To encourage Norwich Residents to make routine payments to NPU, particularly during the winter months.
UTILITY MATCH PAYMENT PLAN
  • To address high bills accumulated from medical hardship
  • Applicants must have a medical device that requires electricity. 
  • Applicant must submit qualifying documentation to NPU that the absence of their medical device has been deemed by a medical professional as "Life-Threatening"
  • Once registered, applicants will be required to make a payment to NPU every month which will be matched by NHS and again by NPU in an effort to combat insurmountable debts.
CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES
  • To assist Norwich residents in affording their monthly child-care costs, including before-care, after-care, and recreational activities.
  • Parent(s) or guardian(s) must be actively employed, participating in a job-training course, or registered as a full-time student.
  • Applicants must apply for Care for Kids.
  • Child Care must be licensed childcare providers or recreational facilities.
  • Applicants may be eligible for partial payments to childcare facilities for up to a max of 12 months.
LAPTOP PROGRAM
  • An initiative to help bridge the digital divide for high-school students, the elderly, and low-income residents.
  • Low-income residents under 60 years of age must be identified by their educational institution or job-training program as without a device.
  • E-mail assistance will be provided for elderly recipients
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT & INTERNSHIP EXPEREINCES
  • To give underserved youth an equitable chance to work and gain employment skills.
  • Available to Norwich residents 18-24 years old.
  • Applicants must provide proof of address, birth certificate, and social security card.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and must provide any past work or internship experience via a resume.
JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS
  • To increase access of Norwich's unemployed or underemployed to quality employment with the aim of increasing their long-term income.
  • Heavy focus on assisting students actively enrolled in Three River's Nursing or Sheet-Metal Manufacturing Programs
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to work in the United States
  • Applicants will be required to pass a background check
  • Applicants must be available to work full-time upon completion of their training program.
  • Applicants must apply for job-training assistance through SNAP as a pre-requisite.
MISCELLANEOUS ASSISTANCE 
  • A fund designed to promote self-sufficiency among low-income families and ALICE populations.
  • Applicants must be Norwich residents with outstanding basic-needs bills
  • Applicants must be able to document the reason for their request
  • Examples include, but are not limited to: food, WiFi, transportation, vehicle expenses and repairs, clothing, training uniforms, fees to obtain identifying documentation, childcare, etc.