ARPA Community Resilience Programs
Board approves $39 million in ARPA funding
On May 24th the Board of Supervisors approved $39,258,067 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support disproportionately impacted individuals and households who have suffered economic impacts as well as disparities in public health outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The County received 78 eligible community investment proposals requesting just over $172 million in funding. The Board approved the following funding categories: assistance to household/basic needs, childcare & childcare facilities, educational disparities, community health workers & public benefits navigators, housing & shelter, mental health, assistance to workers, small business and nonprofit, premium pay, and culturally responsive COVID-19 disaster response.
Six community-led review committees composed of volunteers reflecting the diversity of Sonoma County, with particular regard to Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, scored each proposal, elevating 39 projects to the funding review committee. The funding review committee conducted a rigorous review using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies which resulted in recommending 27 proposals for funding. On May 24th, 2022, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the funding recommendations.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal, the review committee who dedicated countless hours, the equity workgroup, the community, and staff who worked tirelessly to ensure that funds are distributed to address the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.
The County is in contract negotiations with ARPA awardees. Contracts will include Equity-Centered Results-Based Accountability (EC-RBA) metrics.
Agencies Recommended for Funding in alphabetical order:
- 10,000 Degrees
- California Indian Museum and Cultural Center
- Community Action Partnership (CAP)-Early Care & Education Recovery & Expansion Program
- Community Action Partnership (CAP)-Sonoma Connect/Somos Unidos
- Cloversdale Senior Center
- Community Support Network (CSN)
- CTE Foundation
- Department of Emergency Management
- Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California
- Farm to Pantry
- First 5
- Food for Thought and Ceres
- Guerneville School District
- Latino Service Providers
- The Living Room
- Nuestra Comunidad
- On the Move
- Positive Images
- Russian River Alliance
- Santa Rosa Junior College
- Santa Rosa Metro Chamber
- Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)-School Mental Health and Grief Services
- Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)-Homeless Services Consortium-Basic Needs Support Program
- Sonoma Applied Village Services (SAVs)
- Sonoma County Black Forum-Sonoma County Black Therapy Fund
- Sonoma County Black Forum-Emergency Financial Assistance
- West County Community Services-Transitions Programs
To learn more about all ARPA Funding Recommendation actions by the Board of Supervisors, please visit the County Administrator's Office website.