American Rescue Plan Act Application

ARPA Background

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021, and provides $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy as the country recovers. Forsyth County was awarded approximately $74 million in ARPA funds of which approximately $20 million is yet to be allocated.

Forsyth County Commissioners instructed staff to conduct public application processes to receive funding requests from local agencies and internal County Departments. To be considered for funding, proposals must demonstrate they are an allowable use under ARPA guidance. Please review ARPA Final Rule for details on what is allowable.

Final Rule


ARPA Round 1 Summary

During Round 1, Forsyth County received 176 applications from local organizations and internal County departments requesting funding allocations. Between the Commissioners' two meetings on February 17, 2022 and March 3, 2022, more than $27 million was allocated. The ARPA Round 1 application process closed after the March 3, 2022 Commissioner meeting. For a summary of Round 1 click on the link below.

FC ARPA Round 1

ARPA Round 2 Summary

Forsyth County opened the ARPA Round 2 Application process on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 and accepted applications through Friday, June 10th, 2022. The County received a total of 88 applications requesting over $90 million for community projects. To view a summary of all submitted applications, please click the link below.

Forsyth County ARPA Round 2 Summaries

County staff is currently finalizing the review process and will update this website with a review timeline shortly. For applications to be considered they must be eligible under the ARPA Final Rule and legal under North Carolina Law. Additionally, applicants must be a Non-Profit or Governmental Organization and registered with the State of North Carolina. County staff will review all applications and make recommendations for funding based on alignment with County goals and initiatives as well as outcomes and impact on the community. Please see below for priorities and areas not to be considered in Round 2.

ARPA Round 2 Priorities:

  • Sustainable High Impact Projects that align with County Services
  • Projects Targeting Disproportionately Impacted Areas/Marginalized Populations
  • Reasonable Funding Request based on Capacity and Scale of Organization.

Areas not to be considered in Round Two include:

  • Direct Developer Subsidy for Affordable Housing
  • Non-Governmental Premium Pay
  • Revenue Loss for Private Companies
  • Education Attainment in K-12
  • Small Business Lending
  • Broadband Infrastructure

If you have questions in regards to the process or application please continue to check this website for updates or reach out to County staff at

ARPA Reporting

2021 Forsyth County SLFRF Reporting Plan Performance Report

2022 Forsyth County SLFRF Reporting Plan Performance Report