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American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) Funding Request

The County of Lycoming is accepting funding requests from municipalities, public authorities, non-profits, and businesses to help determine how to allocate funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The County was awarded $22 million in ARPA funds through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to address the impacts of COVID-19, which will be transferred to the County in two installments. The County has received the initial installment(totaling 50% of the total award) in May 2021 and expects to receive the remaining balance around May of 2022 and anticipates opening two grant rounds over the 2022 calendar year to expend those funds.

How our program will be structured:

ARPA funds are intended to provide a substantial infusion of resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy as the country recovers. All grant awards will be held in strict conformance with the regulations established by the ARPA. The US Department of Treasury has issued Final Rule guidance for the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds which can be found here. As the Final Rule is published into the federal register, the County will update this page and its grant program accordingly. 

How to submit a pre-application:

Interested eligible entities must indicate their interest in funding for the initial grant cycle by completing and submitting the pre-application form below. The initial window for submissions will be from November 16, 2021 to February 28, 2022. According to the guidance referenced above, an explanation of Lycoming County’s ARPA grant program can be found here.

Please note, the following entities are eligible to apply for ARP funding

  1. Municipalities of Lycoming County
  2. Public Authorities of Lycoming County
  3. 501c(3) Nonprofits of Lycoming County
  4. Privately Owned Businesses located in Lycoming County

Please email ARPA@lyco.org if you have any questions, need additional information, or would like to provide additional items (i.e. Documents, Maps, Spreadsheets, etc.) to support your initial request.

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