(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously approved providing nearly $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grants to non-profit organizations to help recoup some of the losses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The impact of COVID-19 on non-profits that provide critical services to our residents has been vast and long-lasting,” said Board Chair Lori Parlin. “These grants act as an influx of money that would otherwise come from these organizations engaging in normal fundraising activities.”
Organizations were required to submit an application stating the need for the grant funds, evidence that they suffered economic loss as a result of the pandemic and that they are a 501 (c) 3.
The Board approved grants ranging from $2,000 to $252,000 to 24 local non-profits. The list of organizations and grant amounts can be found here.
The Board also voted unanimously to expend $2.1 million in ARPA grants to small businesses.
“We look forward to a robust interest among our small businesses to receive these grants to help them return to a pre-pandemic level, support their employees and families and give a boost to our economy,” added Parlin.
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