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LANE COUNTY AWARDS $3 MILLION IN ARPA GRANTS TO SUPPORT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

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News Release from Lane Co. Government

Posted on FlashAlert: August 24th, 2022 7:25 AM

On Tuesday, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to provide a total of $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support projects at 17 local community organizations.

 

“Tuesday was a great day,” said Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Pat Farr. “I am so proud that we were able to set aside these one-time funds to help support the great work of so many community organizations that are working hard to help improve lives in Lane County.”

 

The grants were made to:

  • Center for Rural Livelihoods in Oregon (Community Supported Forestry) – $75,000
  • Centro Latino Americano (Social Services & Community Gardens) – $450,000
  • Community Sharing Program (Community Service Center Support) – $50,000
  • DevNW (Economic Recovery & Resilience Post-COVID-19) – $50,000
  • Florence Food Share (Operations) – $25,000
  • Kids FIRST (Therapy Program & Medical Expansion) – $260,000
  • HIV Alliance (Access to Integrated Care to Address Health Disparities) – $257,000
  • Homes for Good Housing Agency (The Commons on MLK) – $150,000
  • Lane Arts Council (Arts & Cultural Engagement in Rural Lane County) – $30,000
  • Looking Glass Community Services (At-Risk Youth Rural Program Renovation Project) – $150,000
  • McKenzie Valley Long Term Recovery Group (Holiday Farm Fire recovery support) – $400,000
  • Mid Lane Cares (Fern Ridge Service Center Community Response) – $88,000
  • Nurturely (COVID-19 Prevention, Education, and Support for Pregnant and Postpartum People and Babies) – $172,000
  • Ophelia’s Place (Inclusive Mental Health Program for Adolescent Girls) – $175,000
  • PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center (Riverbend Institute for Nursing Excellence) – $350,000
  • SquareOne Villages (Peace Village Co-Op) – $243,000
  • Volunteers in Medicine Clinic (Operations) – $75,000

 

“We are excited to be one of the grant recipients,” said McKenzie Valley Long Term Recovery Group Executive Director Devin Thompson. “This funding will help us work with wildfire survivors in the McKenzie River Valley to recover and rebuild their homes and their community.”

 

In March 2022, commissioners voted to set aside $3 million in ARPA funding for community grants. Applications were accepted from May 16 to July 6. A total of 71 applications adding up to $15.7 million in requests were submitted. A committee made up of two commissioners, a community representative and staff reviewed and scored applications according to the guidelines established in the application documents.

 

More information about the use of ARPA funding in Lane County is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/ARPA.

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