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Posted on: March 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Application Now Open

Yakima County is accepting applications for the 2022 ARPA grant allocations from local businesses, not-for-profit service providers, individuals/households, and other agencies for projects that will benefit the Yakima community. Funding is available through Federal relief funds allocated to the County to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. 

ARPA funds may be allocated to successful applicants which are spent within the eligible categories outlined in the US Department of the Treasury Overview of the Final Rule and the National Association of Counties-Overview of the US Treasury Final Rule for ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds. In addition to these Project Categories, projects must align with an Expenditure Category as set forth by the United States Department of the Treasury. 

For a full list of eligible categories, please visit these websites:

The US Department of the Treasury Overview of the Final Rule

The National Association of Counties-Overview of US Treasury Final Rule for ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds

US Department of Treasury Expenditure Categories

Examples of eligible project categories are:

  • Programs, services and capital expenditures to build certain affordable housing, childcare facilities, schools and hospitals that support an eligible COVID-19 public health or economic response. 
  • Modernization of Cybersecurity. 
  • Investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure to improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet. 
  • Restore and bolster Public Safety sector capacity such as Law Enforcement Officers, Dispatchers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Responders which support government’s ability to deliver critical COVID-19 services. 

Applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24th, 2022.

Please see the County's ARPA Funds Page for additional details, eligibility criteria, and application process.

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