American Rescue Plan Act Grant Program [CFDA # 21.027]
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is intended to provide support in responding to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 and efforts to contain impacts on communities, residents, and businesses and to reduce and respond to increased violence due to the pandemic. This grant fits into ARPA category of Nonprofit Negative Economic Impact, category 2.10 Aide to non-profits. The intention of this funding is to support non-profit victim service providers and to address violence and promote community healing and recovery.
Recipients are limited to agencies within the State of Georgia that currently receive awards administered by CJCC, serve victims of crime, particularly victims of violent crimes, and are operated by a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) tax-exempt organization. Applicant agencies should be certified and eligible to receive Local Victim Assistance Program (LVAP) 5% funds. Agencies without certification may apply for funding; however, if funding is awarded the agency must complete certification requirements prior to receiving an award.
Eligible activities may include:
- Supporting payroll and benefits.
- Costs to retain employees (i.e. supplemental pay, hazard pay, etc.)
- Mortgage or rent, utility, and other operating costs.
- Support for COVID 19 prevention and mitigation strategies.
The programs that are awarded will need to provide documentation to support the request for reimbursement of expenses as well as certify the expenses were necessary to mitigate financial hardship or COVD 19 prevention/mitigation.