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.
Forsyth County created an interactive Story Board detailing how the $74M in Forsyth County American Rescue Plan Act funds were allocated to approved projects.
The Story Board includes a dashboard summarizing each approved project, graphs showing allocations by category, outreach efforts, as well as the percentage of funds to disproportionately impacted communities. In addition, the Project Map displays ARPA projects by County Commissioner Districts and Qualified Census Tracts.
To view the interactive ARPA Dashboard and related resources click the link below.
|March 11, 2021||The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law|
|May 19, 2021||County received initial ARPA funding $37,128,161|
|June 9, 2021||County received second installment of ARPA funding $37,128,161|
|July 1, 2021||County seeks resident input on Rescue Plan Funds|
|July 19, 2021 - August 27, 2021||County Application Submission for American Rescue Plan Funds (Round 1)|
|July 21, 2021||First ARPA Application Information Session|
|October 21, 2021||First External Applications added to County Commissioner Meeting Agenda|
|April 26, 2022 - June 10, 2022||County Application Submission for American Rescue Plan funds (Round 2)|
|September 28, 2022||County Commissioners approve final Community Investments with ARPA Funds|
|December 21, 2024||All funds must be Encumbered|
|December 31, 2026||All funds must be Spent|
Learn more about what community members see as projects that should be prioritized by COVID Recovery Funding. View the the Community Survey.