Sedgwick County Seeking Input for 2022 ARPA Grant Funding Opportunity
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Sedgwick County invites businesses and non-profit organizations to help the County understand the current and future economic needs these entities may have due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Sedgwick County will receive $100,235,109 directly from the U.S. Treasury under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), with those funds dedicated to assisting residents, businesses and organizations in response, mitigation and recovery from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. The Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) have obligated almost $40 million of this award through March 31, 2022, to continue provision of no-cost testing and vaccinations to the public, keeping health, safety and public services safely open and fully operational; and working to reduce the excessive backlog of court cases created due to limited court operations in 2020 and 2021.
ARPA funding allows local governments to provide grants to businesses and non-profit organizations continuing to struggle to re-open or remain open due to the pandemic.
The County invites these entities to complete a Letter of Interest (LOI) now available on the County ARPA page, to help gauge the level of need and design a possible competitive grant funding opportunity in 2022. A submitted LOI does not obligate or imply any guarantee of award of funds. Should Sedgwick County create a future ARPA grant program, an application will be announced and available to complete at that time.
To complete an LOI, visit the County ARPA page at https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/finance/arpa/loi/.
The LOI form will be open for submissions for the next four (4) weeks, closing at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday January 23, 2022.
For more information, please contact Aneesa Redd, Grant Analyst, at email@example.com.