Spending American Rescue Plan Funds

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How Can the American Rescue Plan Funds Be Used in My School or Workplace?

School is back in session and workers are starting to return to their offices.  The federal government has disbursed the American Rescue Plan funds.   The ARP delivered $350 billion to eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.  The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic.  The money can be used to support the urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease the spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control

If you are wondering how to best spend the American Rescue Plan funds, you’re not alone. We’re here to help!  Spacesaver Storage Solutions has worked with schools, museums, hospitals, businesses and other institutions for a long time, and we’ve been here throughout the pandemic.

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

Here is one way we can support your pandemic needs

 Free Up Space for Social Distancing

Do you need space for more classrooms in your school so you can implement the three feet spacing? Or maybe you need more space for social distancing in your office, museum, library,  hospital, or other facility?

Our storage options may be the solution.  You can gain 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 schools, staff may need to relocate school records to make room for social distancing.

Securely & Compactly Store New Technology Purchased with ARP Funds

Did your school purchase laptops to allow students to attend school from home but now they have been returned?  Are you using the funding to purchase new devices or support the new capacity at your school, library, or workplace? You’ll need a place to securely store devices and associated supplies and equipment.


The Nantucket system of drawers and trays provides sleek, secure storage and optimizes space from floor to ceiling. These are useful in schools, libraries, museums, military and public safety.

 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.

Store Belongings in Durable, Secure Lockers

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, and a portion of the funds are intended to support mental health efforts.  Our lockers can store personal items securely.  Knowing this can help students, employees, and patients focus on their work or studies.

Prioritizing Mental  Health  on Campus

A lot of schools are adding mental health workers to their staff.  The lockers may help students feel comfortable during their sessions, without having to worry about forgetting their belongings or wondering if they were secure.  Our Day Use Lockers can be used 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 not possible for many businesses and schools.  The best answer is to increase storage capacity in existing locations


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.  Colleges can use  ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage System to accommodate bulk storage for masks and other preparedness equipment and supplies.


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 such as Lean Lifts or Rotomats for healthcare.


COVID Testing Lab

COVID testing labs need to perform the test quickly for a very large number of people on daily basis.  Since they offer the results with a quick turn around time, they must have all of the necessary supplies on hand.   We recommend Spacesaver high-density mobile storage systems.   They can be used for materials management and for storing test kits in refrigerated rooms.

Inpatient Pharmacy

Hospital pharmacies are undergoing major renovations to comply with strict new regulations that govern how hazardous chemicals are stored and handled.  Hospitals may need to install clean rooms within their existing pharmacy’s footprint.  We recommend compact storage for this space.

 Inventory Control

Spacesaver also offers 4-Post shelving cabinets that all product visibility, and can be secured with locks. Since this limits access, it helps with inventory control.

Contact us today for storage solutions.

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