February 12, 2022 VIA Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)

GLASS featured on ILSR’s report as one of the 12 ways in which governments can use their ARPA funds to strengthen small businesses

The “Small Business’s Big Moment” reports outlines a dozen ideas for using American Rescue Plan Act money to cultivate and support small businesses, including:

  1. Buying commercial property and transferring ownership to a community land trust to provide affordable space for small businesses
  2. Improving small business procurement policies and practices
  3. Cultivating small-scale manufacturing and filling gaps in local and regional supply chains
  4. Closing the racial entrepreneurship gap
  5. Creating a local restaurant delivery service
  6. Investing in infrastructure improvements that help small business operate more effectively


GLASS’ government solutions are featured in this report.