The application process for $4 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan to assist mental health organizations, homeless shelters and food pantries in Kane County ends on Jan. 31, 2022.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be fully incorporated and operating as a 501c3 as of Jan. 1, 2019;
- Deliver services from a facility that is physically located within Kane County;
- Provide, as its primary mission, services and/or aid to Kane County residents in the areas of behavioral and mental health, homeless shelters or food pantries;
- Be in good standing with all applicable federal, state and local standards and requirements.
The link to start an application can be found on the County’s homepage at www.countyofkane.org.
The funding for the Community Support Grant Program comes from $103 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds received by Kane County. The county received the first half ($51.7 million) of the funds in May of this year and will received the other half in May of 2022.
“By covering retroactive costs, as well as future expenses, this program is designed to fast-track cash flow to non-profit organizations so that they can bounce back from the impacts of the pandemic more quickly,” said County Board member and chairman of the American Rescue Plan Committee Jarett Sanchez.
The application portal will be open for submissions until Jan. 31, 2022, and eligible applicants will be required to present appropriate documentation to substantiate their requests for funding.
Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and completeness and then considered by the America Rescue Plan Committee, which will then recommend funding awards to members of the Kane County Board for their consideration and approval.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please email KaneARP@co.kane.il.us.
SOURCE: Kane County Government news release