A geographic approach is key to your community’s recovery


As the nation begins to bounce back from the pandemic, government organizations are using a geographic approach to speed up their economic recovery. Through federal funding programs, such as the American Rescue Plan (ARP), government organizations now have the funding and opportunity to create healthier environments, support economic growth, and remove barriers to equity by using the latest in geographic information system (GIS) technology. Esri, the global leader in GIS, provides the most advanced mapping technology governments can use to align their economic recovery efforts with stimulus funding.

GIS supports federal stimulus program efforts

Find solutions that build resilience

Esri provides hundreds of ready-to-use, focused maps and apps that meet the goals of the federal stimulus programs. Reduce the time it takes to deploy geoenabled solutions in your organization and start improving your community's health, economy, infrastructure, emergency response, and access to housing and broadband.

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Support diversity and racial equity with data

The public health crisis exposed just how deep the need is to address diversity and racial inequalities. These gaps can be bridged by identifying at-risk populations at the very point where they live, learn, and work. GIS can provide insights through demographic data, analysis, and maps to ensure that your funded projects do not leave communities behind but create opportunities for all to succeed. 

Know where to make the biggest impact

The national stimulus programs provide opportunities to stimulate economies and build a sustainable future. A geographic approach to prioritizing projects and spending highlights which efforts will have the greatest positive impacts on communities. Esri has complimentary datasets you can plug into your existing work and analysis to make well-informed decisions. 

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Resources

Racial Equity GIS Hub

Visit the Racial Equity GIS Hub to find relevant data layers, user examples, training, solutions, and other resources that support your work for racial equity.

ArcGIS Solutions

Discover a collection of focused maps and apps that can address challenges in your organization and help you align recovery efforts with existing federal stimulus initiatives.

Content and data

Esri has the largest collection of maps, apps, and data layers that you can add to your existing work to gain greater insight into your community.

Stories of moving the nation forward


Learn how your peers are using GIS to align their recovery efforts with federal funding programs.

  • Ebook

    Aligning your GIS efforts with federal funding programs

    Explore five ways you can use federal funding to advance your GIS investments and accelerate your recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

  • Esri Blog

    Ensuring equitable distribution of infrastructure funds

    The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation used ArcGIS Dashboards to help the public see where the state is distributing its federal economic stimulus funds.

  • Industry blog

    Health GIS initiatives that align with federal funding programs

    Identify programs where GIS could be useful so that you can advance your organizational mission and take advantage of current federal investments in the health sector.

  • Industry blog

    Funding options for planning and economic development

    Explore funding options created through the American Rescue Plan Act that are available to planners and economic developers.

  • Case Study

    How Dubuque is using GIS to make the case for broadband funding

    Leaders at the City of Dubuque, Iowa, are using GIS to support efforts to partner with providers, secure NTIA funding, and fast-track local broadband investment.

  • Case Study

    Using GIS to help people experiencing homelessness

    The City of Modesto received $3.8 million in Emergency Solutions Grants Program funds from the CARES Act to help address homelessness. With this additional funding, the city engaged with and built relationships with unsheltered individuals to provide immediate support.

  • Industry Blog

    Your quick guide to securing ARP funding for your health GIS strategies

    Understand how to take advantage of American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to invest in your GIS infrastructure and improve health workflows.

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Federal funding webinar series


The National Association of Counties (NACo) and Esri have partnered to help you align your recovery efforts with available funding opportunities.

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