How Can American Rescue Plan Funds Be Used In My School Or Workplace?

If you’re wondering how to best leverage American Rescue Plan funds, you’re not alone. The ARP is a stimulus package that supports pandemic recovery efforts, and like many government programs, it can be a bit difficult to understand.

We’re here to help! Spacesaver has been a trusted partner to schools, museums, and other institutions for half a century, and we’ve been your “Partner in Preparedness” throughout the pandemic.

ARP funding can be used in a variety of settings and situations across a broad range of state, local, and tribal institutions and organizations. For instance, funds can help schools create space for social distancing, help libraries and museums reopen safely, and support public safety agencies.

Want specifics? Here’s how we can help you navigate the ARP and support your pandemic recovery efforts.

Free Up Space for Social Distancing

Need space for more classrooms in your school? Or more space for social distancing in your office, museum, library, or other facility?

You might not need to build an addition! Consider gaining space by consolidating storage.

Our innovative solutions allow you to:

  • Optimize space
  • Easily access stored items
  • Free up space for other uses
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Making Space For A New Classroom

When COVID created the need for social distancing and smaller class sizes at this school in Ohio, staff needed to relocate the institution’s archive to make room for social distancing.

Securely & Compactly Store New Technology Purchased with ARP Funds

Are you using ARP funding to purchase new devices or support new technological capacity at your school, library, or workplace? You’ll need a place to securely store devices and associated supplies and equipment.

Nantucket Drawers and Trays

The Nantucket system of drawers and trays provides sleek, secure storage and optimizes space from floor to ceiling.

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Create Flexible Spaces in Learning Centers, Libraries & Museums

No one can predict exactly how learning-focused spaces will change in the coming months and years, so it’s important to keep these areas as flexible as possible.

By combining the functionality of shelving with the mobility of rolling carts, Spacesaver’s flex shelving can be configured to promote social distancing or be rolled out of the way to create space for guest speakers, makerspace projects, and community events.

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Store Belongings in Durable, Secure Lockers

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, and a portion of ARP funds are intended to support mental health efforts. Knowing that personal items are secure can help students, employees, and patients focus on their work or studies.

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Prioritizing Mental Health on Campus

In an effort to help students access and use mental health services, this Ivy League university moved its counseling clinic to the student union at the center of campus. The project design team wanted students to feel comfortable during their sessions, without having to worry about forgetting their belongings or wondering if they were secure, so they specified sleek and secure Spacesaver Day Use Lockers to store personal belongings during appointments.

Compactly Store PPE

Pandemic-related shortages and supply chain disruptions have caused many universities, hospitals, and other organizations to conclude that the safest, smartest way to improve readiness is to acquire and store their own personal protective equipment, medications, medical equipment, and supplies.

These items take up a lot of space, but building an addition or a new facility is unrealistic for many businesses and institutions. It’s best to increase storage capacity in existing facilities.

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PPE Storage in a Campus Warehouse

Campus warehouses have always needed to store a variety of items, from bulk supplies to furniture and building materials. The COVID-19 crisis has intensified the space crunch in campus warehouses. This college uses its ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage System to accommodate bulk storage for masks and other preparedness equipment and supplies.

Your Partner In Navigating The American Recovery Plan

Have questions about the ARP? Spacesaver has been helping clients navigate government programs and save space, save time, and ensure security for nearly 50 years. We’re here to help you plan and prepare, so contact us today to connect with your local Spacesaver consultant.

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