If you are a business owner or just live in Yakima County you can now apply for some COVID-19 relief.

Help is available through the ARPA program apply today

The county is now accepting applications for the 2022 American Rescue Plan Act for ARPA grant allocations from "local businesses, not-for-profit service providers, individuals/households, and other agencies for projects that will benefit the Yakima community. County officials say funding is available through Federal relief funds allocated to the County to aid in the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery." The funding is set to be allocated to applicants within the "eligible categories outlined in the US Department of the Treasury Overview of the Final Rule and the National Association of Counties-Overview of the US Treasury Final Rule for ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds. In addition to these Project Categories, projects must align with an Expenditure Category as set forth by the United States Department of the Treasury."

The eligible categories give you lots of options to apply for the funding

Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services up to the amount of revenue loss due to the pandemic

Support the COVID-19 public health and economic response by addressing COVID-19 and its impact on public health as well as addressing economic harms to households, small businesses, nonprofits, impacted industries, and the public sector.

Provide premium pay for eligible workers performing essential work, offering additional
support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical sectors.

Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to
improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater
infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet.

Check the link and apply today the deadline is in late June

Applications are due no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, June 24th. For more information check
https://www.yakimacounty.us/2668/American-Rescue-Plan-ARPA-Act

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