City of Thomasville Call for Proposals for Funding Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)THOMASVILLE, NC March 30, 2022 - The city of Thomasville will begin accepting applications for funds received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on March 31, 2022, to leverage one-time, non-recurring federal funds to respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.
Applications for funding will be accepted on a rolling calendar basis until all available funds for the first tranche are allocated and expanded.
On March 11, 2021, the United States Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which provides fiscal relief funds to State and Local Governments, and other program areas aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. ARPA is intended to provide support to local governments in responding to the impact of COVID-19 and in their efforts to contain COVID-19 in their communities, residents, and businesses. ARPA includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to support urgent COVID response efforts to decrease the spread of the virus; to replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services; to support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses; and to address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to inequal impacts of the pandemic on certain populations. The United States Department of Treasury has adopted the interim final rule as guidance regarding the use of ARPA funds.
The first tranche of ARPA funds has provided nearly $4.2 million to the city of Thomasville to help turn the tide on pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery. ARPA is an unprecedented opportunity for Thomasville to leverage one-time, non-recurring federal funds to respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.