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
How to store more in less space!
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.
See how Spacesaver helped make space for an additional classroom.
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 Felxible 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.
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.
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.
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.
Spacesaver in Healthcare
High-density mobile storage systems eliminate wasted aisle space with shelving that slides on rails. These systems are particularly useful and valuable in healthcare settings, where every cubic inch that’s used for storage is space that could be devoted to patient care. We also provide locking cabinets and other storage solutions for healthcare.
COVID Testing Lab
This diagnostic lab needed to rapidly create a six-fold increase in capacity for COVID testing. They ordered three Spacesaver high-density mobile storage systems: one for materials management and two for storing test kits in refrigerated rooms.
Hospital pharmacies are undergoing major renovations to comply with strict new regulations that govern how hazardous chemicals are stored and handled. This hospital had to install clean rooms within the pharmacy’s existing footprint, so compact storage made the most of the space they had left.
This hospital was leasing an electronic supply management system to store and dispense supplies. The materials manager worked with Spacesaver’s engineering team to create 4-Post shelving cabinets that fit in the allotted space, permitted visibility, and secured with locks. The hospital has realized a savings of $38,000 per year since the cabinets were installed.
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.