Forsyth County Accepting Applications For Federal Relief Funds

Forsyth County Accepting Applications For Federal Relief Funds

10:05am Jul 20, 2021
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners discusses agenda items during an April meeting. The commissioners will review ARPA applications in September and October. KERI BROWN/WFDD

Forsyth County is now accepting applications for financial relief through American Rescue Plan Act funding.  

The ARPA funding is designed to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address the economic fallout, and stimulate a strong and equitable recovery.

The Forsyth County government is now accepting applications and is holding its first virtual meeting on the application process on Wednesday at 2 p.m. 

Organizations can apply for ARPA funds through the county’s website, with a deadline of August 27. According to a county news release, proposals will be reviewed by commissioners in the fall.

Forsyth County is expected to receive roughly $74 million with more than two-thirds of that yet to be allocated.

The funds can be used to support public health initiatives, make up for lost revenue, help pay essential workers, and address water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

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