At this time, all funding from this particular source (American Rescue Plan Act- State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds) has been allocated. The Recovery Office and County Management are working to connect unfunded projects with other available resources, including other county department grant processes or the capital improvement plan, other federal and state grant programs, and philanthropy. Over the coming months, the Recovery Office will reach out to applicants directly regarding their projects if other funding sources are identified.
As well, the Draft Recovery Plan includes grant programs that applicants could be eligible for, such as the Child Care center grant program, the Small and Minority-Owned Business grant program, or the Volunteer Fire Services grant program. Applicants who may be eligible for these programs have been notified in their funding decision letter, and will be contacted directly for instructions on how to receive funds for these programs.
Finally, the Recovery Office is recommending allocations for programs that will be distributed to individuals or organizations in the county. These include a school-based healthcare initiative, first time homebuyer’s program, and homeowner repair program. These programs may offer grant funds or financial payments for individuals or organizations in the community one they are implemented.