Aligning with Federal Stimulus Programs

Progressing the health, economy, infrastructure, and equity of our communities with GIS

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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) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), government organizations now have the funding and opportunity to create healthier communities, 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 objectives.

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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. 

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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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Fight the climate crisis with federal funding

Government leaders who need to understand the impacts of climate change rely on climate risk analytics through GIS. Applying new federal funding resources with GIS analysis can help community leaders foresee the long-term effects of global warming and ensure that their federally-funded projects are environmentally sustainable.

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Keep track of your funded efforts

GIS technology can also effectively monitor all stimulus-funded efforts to ensure that funds are being distributed equitably. Maps and dashboards track and analyze the distribution of funds and investments, enabling governments to present data in a user-friendly format and ensure transparency with their constituents.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Insight on how to use federal funding

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    Three Steps to Prioritize Infrastructure Investment with GIS

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    New Justice40 tracts for grant applications

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

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    Using GIS to help people experiencing homelessness

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