American Rescue Plan


Application Workshop

Hall County held a workshop on Friday, Nov. 19 to provide an overview of the grant application process and answer questions related to the application and overall grant program. A recording of the workshop is available below.

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Hall County Non-Profit Grant Application
Application Guide (PDF)
Budget Form (Excel)
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Interim Final Rule
Compliance and Reporting Guidance for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Hall County American Rescue Plan - Introduction and Overview

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package, based on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan (ARP), is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the public health and economic impacts.

In a major victory for America's counties, the legislation includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America. These direct funds are allocated based on the county share of the U.S. population. Counties that are Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients (urban entitlement counties) will receive the larger of the population-based share or the share under a modified CDBG allocation formula.

Hall County has been awarded $39.7 million in American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds to meet the needs of our local community and population, including non-profit organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic. The Hall County Board of Commissioners has allocated approximately 10%, or $3.97 million, to be potentially allocated to non-profit organizations located in Hall County.

Non-profits, which provide vital services to communities, have similarly faced economic and financial challenges due to the pandemic. Hall County is seeking applications from qualified non-profit organizations for review and potential approval to receive an allocation of funding from the American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds. If your non-profit organization has a need in one of the eligible categories listed below please submit an application for consideration.

Eligible Expenditure Categories

  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Prevention in congregate settings
  • Medical expenses
  • Mental health services
  • Other COVID-19 related public health expenses
  • Household assistance – food programs
  • Unemployment benefits or assistance to unemployed workers
  • Job training assistance and education
  • Education assistance – aid to high poverty districts
  • Education assistance – academic services
  • Education assistance – social, emotional, and mental health services
  • Services to foster youth or families involved in the Child Welfare System
  • Healthy childhood environments – child care
  • Healthy childhood environments – home visiting 
  • Affordable housing
  • Services for unhoused persons
  • Other housing assistance
  • Community health workers or benefit navigators
  • Community violence interventions
  • Services for disproportionately impacted communities

Process and Timeline

The application period begins November 1, 2021 and ends December 31, 2021. A non-profit organization may submit a single application for different projects with different priority focus within a program. Those programs determined to have the best alignment with the American Rescue Plan eligible uses will be selected for funding through the Hall County American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds. The Evaluation Committee will convene in January 2022 to review (based on the American Rescue Plan eligibility criteria) and recommend to the Hall County Board of Commissioners the potential award recipients. The Hall County Board of Commissioners will announce the final award recipients by March 2022.

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Agency/organization must have a current 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status and be registered with the state of Georgia as a charitable organization.
  • Program must demonstrate broad community support and ability to use evidence-based practices to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Both agency/organization and program are well managed and fiscally sound with an active board of directors providing oversight.
  • Request for funding may not be less than $5,000 or exceed $500,000.


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