• By Community and Economic Development
  • Posted Thursday, April 21, 2022

Forsyth County accepting applications for Rescue Plan funds

Forsyth County Government will open a second public application process for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on April 26. Information on the application process and who can apply can be found on the county’s website www.forsyth.cc by clicking the American Rescue Plan Act button.

Forsyth County was awarded approximately $74 million in ARPA funds, of which approximately $20 million has yet to be allocated. Applications must qualify based on the ARPA Final Rule and be allowable under North Carolina law and only governmental agencies or non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Further details around requirements and County considerations are available on the webpage.

The County will be holding a series of informational meetings to discuss the funding and application process for Round Two. Attendance at an informational session will be required for an application to be considered for funding. Virtual informational sessions will be held Monday, April 25, at 1 p.m. and Friday, April 29, at 3 p.m. You can register for the April 25 at bit.ly/ARPA2MeetingApril25 and the April 29 session at bit.ly/ARPA2MeetingApril29, or by going to the County’s ARPA page. An in-person session will be held Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at The Enterprise Center, 1922 S Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Winston-Salem. Additional informational sessions will be listed on the website.

Forsyth County previously accepted public applications in 2021 and concluded that round on March 3, 2022. The County received 176 applications from local organizations and internal County departments during Round One and awarded more than $27 million.

The application deadline is June 10 at 5 p.m. Eligible proposals will be reviewed by staff and presented to the Forsyth County commissioners for funding consideration.

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