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LANE COUNTY TO HOLD ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION ON AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN COMMUNITY GRANT OPPORTUNITY ON MONDAY, MAY 23

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News Release from Lane Co. Government

Posted on FlashAlert: May 20th, 2022 8:00 AM

An online information session about Lane County’s American Rescue Plan Community Grant opportunity will be held next Monday, May 23, at 12:00 p.m. Visit www.LaneCounty.org/ARPA for the Microsoft Teams link to join the meeting.

The information session is for those interested in applying for a grant. Participants can ask questions and receive answers during the session. Afterward, all questions and answers will be posted on the website as a “Frequently Asked Questions” document.

Lane County will award $3 million in grants to assist nonprofits and public agencies that did not receive direct American Rescue Plan allocations as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards will range from a minimum award of $10,000 and maximum award of $500,000 (limit one award per organization). Final awards will be determined by the Board of County Commissioners.

To apply, submit the required information contained in the Request for Applications packet found at www.LaneCounty.org/ARPA. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday July 6, 2022. 

Areas that will be prioritized for funding arose from community input, including the 1,800+ responses from a community survey. Areas of focus include affordable housing, mental health services (especially for youth), projects that serve rural Lane County, and projects that demonstrate innovation.

Lane County is prioritizing communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 public health emergency for ARPA-funded investments. Applications eligible for ARPA funding will be evaluated using various criteria, one of which is equity.

To date, Lane County has allocated over $110 million in ARPA funding:

  • Housing – $22 million
  • Homelessness – $13.8 million
  • Aid to Nonprofits – $9.1 million
  • Public Health – $8.3 million
  • Public Safety – $17.5 million
  • COVID Response and Government Services – $19.7 million
  • Infrastructure – $19.7 million

For more information, visit www.LaneCounty.org/ARPA.

 

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