Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds Background
The City of Boise has been awarded $36.9 million from the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Certain federal restrictions apply to the deployment and administration of SLFRF funds as outlined in the Treasury’s Final Rule (31 CFR Part 35). This guidance has clarified and expanded upon the ways in which SLFRF funding can be used, including to support or create certain infrastructure (i.e., water, sewer, and broadband), address revenue loss, and meet community needs, specifically as they relate to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program Description and Goals
The mental health and wellness of all Boise residents is crucial to ensure a healthy and thriving community. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is designed to support organizations providing mental health services to low-income, underserved, uninsured, and/or underinsured individuals and families. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, outpatient therapeutic services, support groups, addressing gaps in service, expanding access to service, addiction recovery services, and suicide prevention efforts.
The City of Boise will issue Subaward Agreements to successful applicants for eligible project activities as outlined in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program and further defined below.