The Hendricks County Community Foundation Aids in Distributing $564,000 in ARPA Funds

The Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) partnered with the Hendricks County Commissioners and Council to assist with the distribution of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to nonprofits working in Hendricks County. In 2022 HCCF designed a grant application process to distribute up to $6.6 million of these funds, $5.5 million of which was allocated in the same year. 

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Biden to speed up the country’s recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession. The funding Hendricks County received is part of the $350 billion to help state, local, and tribal governments bridge budget shortfalls and mitigate the fiscal shock of the pandemic.

“We were pleased to partner with county officials during the initial phase of ARPA grantmaking, and are excited to see how the second round of grants this year will fuel and expand capacity for even more local nonprofits creating positive change in our community,” said William Rhodehamel, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. 

The second year of ARPA grant applications closed in July 2023 and the HCCF Program Committee recommended competitive grants of approximately $564,000 for 24 community organizations that help make Hendricks County a great place to live, work and play.

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