On May 24, Commissioner Britton hosted a listening session for non-profits in the 14th District. Attendees were given an opportunity to discuss how Cook County can be the best possible partner as we move forward towards recovery after COVID-19.
According to the Treasury Department's guidance, recipients can use ARPA funds to support urgent COVIE-19 response efforts, to replace lost revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and job retention, to support economic stabilization for households and businesses, and to address systemic public health and economic challenges that continue to plague our society. ARPA fund must be spent by December 31, 2024.
NPNA provides a comprehensive walkthrough for jurisdictions that are looking to apply for ARPA funds. Applications are required even if they have previously applied for funding through other programs. In addition to resources for those who are currently looking to apply, NPNA has also assembled a toolkit of the programs they have found to be both helpful and successful over the past year for organizations seeking support in the recovery. This toolkit is helpful not only to non-profits but also to municipalities across Cook County and the United States as they determine how to best use these once-in-a-lifetime funds.
An interactive map of estimated ARPA allocations can be explored here.