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ARPA Non-Profit Partnership Grant Program

Grants to Texas Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
to Mitigate the Financial Impact of COVID-19

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Fort Bend County Community Development Department - American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Deadline Date:

09/21/21 12:00 PM (noon)


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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to mitigate the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to increase services particularly where there is heightened need, improve outcomes for local residents and communities traditionally left behind, and enable nonprofits to hire more personnel and deliver services on which members of the community depend for their own relief and recovery. Eligible organizations must be located in, operate in, and serve Fort Bend County.

Other Eligible Uses (not all inclusive):

  • Fundraising losses due to pandemic
  • Program expenditures impacted by fundraising activities (food, education, etc.)
  • Programs and services focused on COVID-19 response and prevention
  • Operational expenses and equipment
  • Capital improvements
  • Other approved county-defined priorities

Typical Project Types:

  • Economic development
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Public health
  • Mental health support
  • Family violence and child abuse prevention, services, and support for victims
  • After-school programs for kids
  • Support non-English speaking communities through language translation and targeted outreach of existing resources and new resources
  • Technology access
  • Residential assistance programs for seniors
  • Food preparation and delivery services to support people in need
  • Job training and placement
  • Revenue replacement
  • Shelter or prevention of homelessness
  • Long-term care

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198396

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Types of entities supported by ARPA Grants:
- Non-profit organizations that were most impacted by the pandemic
- Non-profit organizations that addressed critical needs within the community, such as emergency food assistance, long-term housing and emergency shelter, technology support, childcare, youth empowerment, transportation, employment services, and health care services.
- Targeted assistance to the non-profit organizations that were historically less likely to be approved for federal support

Fort Bend County ARPA Non-Profit Grant Program Eligibility Criteria, if applicable:
- Non-profit organization must be operational, located in, and serving Fort Bend County
- Documentation of non-profit status (signed and dated articles of incorporation and by-laws)
- Loss of revenue (based on IRS Form 990, 2019 & 2020)
- Increased expenses (based on IRS Form 990, 2019 & 2020)
- Documentation of increased demand for ‘existing services’ (number of clients/cases/meals/etc. needing service)
- Special projects related to providing ‘post- COVID-19 services’ to Fort Bend residents

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit this application is 12:00 pm (noon) Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The application can be hand delivered or emailed to:

Carol Borrego
Fort Bend County Community Development Department
Address: 301 Jackson Street, Suite 602, Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: 281-341-4410

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