• By Todd Luck
  • Posted Monday, July 19, 2021

Forsyth County accepting applications for Rescue Plan funds

Forsyth County Government is now accepting applications for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and will hold its first virtual meeting on the application process on July 21.

Organizations can apply for ARPA funds for qualifying project through the county’s website, www.forsyth.cc. 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.

County staff will also hold a series of virtual meetings to discuss the funding and application process. The first will be held Wednesday, July 21, at 2 pm. at https://bit.ly/ARPAmeeting.

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.