Friday September 24, 2021

Cabarrus County awards local agencies $33.5 million to address the community’s greatest needs

Cabarrus County will distribute $33.5 million in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help more than 50 agencies based in or serving Cabarrus County.

The funding will meet a variety of local needs in all areas of the county, including support for mental/behavioral health programs, housing security and assistance for areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

The grant amounts range from $3,800 to support Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry’s grocery box program to more than $5.7 million in mortgage and housing assistance through Prosperity Unlimited programs.

Cabarrus County opened a formal Request for Proposals process in July. Local agencies responded with proposals that totaled nearly three times the amount of available funding.

Staff presented commissioners with a funding recommendation at the September 7 Board of Commissioners Work Session. It was approved by commissioners as part of consent agenda at their September 20 meeting.

“We’re moving forward a framework to address our community’s greatest needs,” said Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners Chair Steve Morris. “The sustainability of these programs allows us to plant seeds that will continue to grow and benefit our community for a very long time.”

Additional local support
Since March of 2020, Cabarrus County has allocated its share of federal and state recovery funds in the following ways:

  • $6.5 million toward emergency rental and utility assistance. The application period is open. Residents can learn more and apply at erap.cabarruscounty.us.
  • $5 million to fund one-time grants of up to $10,000 for small businesses facing COVID-19 hardship, including staffing, operations, rent/utilities and COVID-19 safeguards. Businesses can review requirements and apply at cabarruscounty.us/bizgrant21 through October 15.
  • More than $1 million in Nonprofit Resiliency Grants to 32 local agencies that helped stabilize the community during the pandemic

American Rescue Plan: State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Spending Recommendation

Read full proposal details as part of the Sept. 20 Meeting Agenda - Item Fiscal Recovery Funds Spending Recommendation

Afterschool and/or Summer Programs: $1,237,202

Bethel Enrichment Center: $273,000
Boy Scouts of America:
 $267,400
Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County:
 $360,000
El Puente Hispano: 
$26,208
Hispanic Learning Center of Cabarrus County:
 $194,754
Hope Chapel: 
$115,840

Behavioral & Mental Health Programs: $11,450,785

Amazing Grace Advocacy: $391,140
Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation: 
$3,535,000
Cabarrus Public Health Interest (CPHI): 
$1,585,444
Camino Health Center:
 $1,648,300
Cano Family Services: 
$300,000
Clarkinetics & Associates: 
$570,000
Genesis A New Beginning: 
$297,925
Genesis A New Beginning: 
$582,000
Kannapolis Head Start: 
$90,000
Mental Health America: 
$795,297
Rise 2 Thrive Family Resource Center: 
$790,101
Silver Linings for Seniors: 
$587,524
Vida Wellness Center: 
$221,000
Wings of Eagle Ranch: 
$57,054

Childcare Programs: $543,800

Logan Community Child Development Center: $293,800
Families First: 
$250,000

Food Assistance Programs: $1,263,283

1CAN: $185,380
Bethel Enrichment Center: 
$117,000
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels:
 $224,500
Carolina Farm Stewardship: 
$31,600
Charity Baptist Ministries:
 $70,000
Elder Orphan Care: 
$126,750
Esther’s Heart for Transformation Ministry:
 $124,950
Feed the Souls Food Pantry: 
$14,250
Hope Chapel: 
$28,600
Living Faith Food Pantry:
 $14,000
Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry:
 $3,800
Operation Homeless
: $100,000
Sonshine Backpack Ministry: 
$30,700
The Bulb Mobile Markets: 
$191,753

Healthcare Programs: $3,655,000

Cabarrus Health Alliance: $3,275,000
Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center: 
$50,000
Community Free Clinic: 
$300,000
Piedmont Residential Development Center: 
$30,000

Housing Programs: $14,072,673

Concord Family Enrichment Association: $5,000,000
Cooperative Christian Ministry:
 $2,000,000
Habitat for Humanity: 
$463,282
Operation Decisive Victory:
 $85,000
Opportunity House:
 $197,891
Prosperity Unlimited: 
$5,758,500
Prosperity Unlimited: 
$253,000
Salvation Army:
 $300,000
The Open Door House: 
$15,000

Nonprofit Financial Assistance: $1,553,316

Bands of Concord: $6,379
Cabarrus Arts Council: 
$267,955
Carolina Bears Youth Organization:
 $22,232
Cirq U: 
$16,206
David H. Murdock Research Institute:
 $505,900
Multi-Cultural Community Student Union:
 $23,944
Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA: 
$660,700
The Arc: 
$50,000

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