Over the past year, governments and organizations rose to the challenge of meeting the needs of a society in crisis. Innovations, especially in digital outreach, helped spark increased civic engagement with communication, service and transparency. The establishment of funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides the tools to turn these innovations into best operating practices for organizations and governments as the country begins reopening. From combatting misinformation with consistent communication to continuing the increased shift from in-person to digital service delivery, ARPA funding can provide the groundwork for a modernized digital government for the next decade and more. For those organizations looking to take advantage of ARPA funding, this guide provides insight into understanding ARPA and gives context to help create winning proposals for accessing ARPA funds.