Forsyth County Government will hold its next virtual meeting on how local organizations can apply for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on July 28 at 2 p.m. at https://bit.ly/ARPAmeeting2. This is an optional informational meeting.
Organizations can apply for ARPA funds for qualifying project through the county’s website. A recording of the first virtual meeting, which was held on July 21, is also available to view on the county’s ARPA page.
The application deadline is August 27 at 5 p.m. Eligible proposals will be reviewed by staff and presented to the Forsyth County commissioners in September/October for funding consideration.
Forsyth County is expected to receive approximately $74 million in ARPA funds, of which approximately $56 million has yet to be allocated. Based on federal guidance, the funds can be used to support Public Health’s response, replace public sector revenue loss, address negative economic impacts, for premium pay for essential workers, water and sewer infrastructure and broadband infrastructure.
The county anticipates that there will be multiple application periods, and that not all federal funding will be allocated this fall.