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.
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.
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.
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.
During the September 22, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting, commissioners allocated the remaining ARPA funds which includes funding for County projects, local non-profits and for additional revenue loss from the pandemic. Funding requests were reviewed by staff to ensure their compliance with federal guidelines and will be monitored to ensure they remain in compliance.
In addition, County staff made recommendations for funding based on alignment with County goals and initiatives as well as outcomes and impact on the community.
To see the ARPA Round 2 funding plan and latest Forsyth County News Highlights click the links below.
Forsyth County ARPA Round 2 Funding Plan
Latest Forsyth County ARPA News Highlights
In allocating the $74.2M, Forsyth County organized applications into fourteen categories. The pie chart below shows American Rescue Plan Act Funding Allocations by Category in Forsyth.
To see a combined total of all the organizations and County sponsored projects awarded ARPA funding click the link below.
Forsyth County ARPA Funding Allocations
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 email@example.com.