American Rescue Plan Act:
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will deliver $350 billion for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and bring back jobs. These funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.
Clark County was recently awarded $440 million in Coronavirus State and Local Government Fiscal Recovery Funds (Fiscal Recovery Funds) under ARPA.
ARPA resources lay the foundation for a strong, equitable economic recovery, not only by providing immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses, but also by addressing the systemic public health and economic challenges that may have contributed to more severe impacts of the pandemic among low-income communities and people of color. Low-income communities and workers and people of color have faced more severe health and economic outcomes during the pandemic, with pre-existing social vulnerabilities like low-wage or insecure employment, concentrated neighborhoods with less economic opportunity, and pre-existing health disparities likely contributing to the magnified impact of the pandemic.
The Clark County Manager’s Office is soliciting applications for the Fiscal Recovery Funds. Specifically, the Manager’s Office is soliciting applications from community stakeholders and non-profit organizations to address the direct and immediate needs of the community as a result of the pandemic and its negative social and economic impacts. Low-income communities and workers and people of color have faced more severe health and economic outcomes during the pandemic, with pre-existing social vulnerabilities like low-wage or insecure employment, concentrated neighborhoods with less economic opportunity, and pre-existing health disparities likely contributing to the magnified impact of the pandemic.
Clark County may award Fiscal Recovery Funds incurring during the period that begins on March 3, 2021 and ends on December 31, 2024, as long as the award funds for the obligations incurred by December 31, 2024 are expended by December 31, 2026. Costs for projects incurred prior to March 3, 2021 are not eligible, as provided for in Treasury’s Interim Final Rule.
Clark County is required to return any funds not obligated or expended for eligible uses by the timelines above, including any unobligated or unexpended funds that have been provided to subrecipients or contractors. For the purposes of determining expenditure eligibility, Treasury’s Interim Final Rule provides that “incurred” has the same meaning given to “financial obligation” in 2 CFR § 200.1.
The pre-application deadline is July 26, 2021. No extensions will be provided.
Applications may be submitted any time prior to the due date. Clark County is not responsible for any online submission issues related to Internet connectivity or computer system limitations.
For questions related to the pre-application process, email CCFiscalRecoveryFunds@ClarkCountyNV.gov.