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
  • $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 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:
Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County:
El Puente Hispano: 
Hispanic Learning Center of Cabarrus County:
Hope Chapel: 

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

Amazing Grace Advocacy: $391,140
Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation: 
Cabarrus Public Health Interest (CPHI): 
Camino Health Center:
Cano Family Services: 
Clarkinetics & Associates: 
Genesis A New Beginning: 
Genesis A New Beginning: 
Kannapolis Head Start: 
Mental Health America: 
Rise 2 Thrive Family Resource Center: 
Silver Linings for Seniors: 
Vida Wellness Center: 
Wings of Eagle Ranch: 

Childcare Programs: $543,800

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

Food Assistance Programs: $1,263,283

1CAN: $185,380
Bethel Enrichment Center: 
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels:
Carolina Farm Stewardship: 
Charity Baptist Ministries:
Elder Orphan Care: 
Esther’s Heart for Transformation Ministry:
Feed the Souls Food Pantry: 
Hope Chapel: 
Living Faith Food Pantry:
Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry:
Operation Homeless
: $100,000
Sonshine Backpack Ministry: 
The Bulb Mobile Markets: 

Healthcare Programs: $3,655,000

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

Housing Programs: $14,072,673

Concord Family Enrichment Association: $5,000,000
Cooperative Christian Ministry:
Habitat for Humanity: 
Operation Decisive Victory:
Opportunity House:
Prosperity Unlimited: 
Prosperity Unlimited: 
Salvation Army:
The Open Door House: 

Nonprofit Financial Assistance: $1,553,316

Bands of Concord: $6,379
Cabarrus Arts Council: 
Carolina Bears Youth Organization:
Cirq U: 
David H. Murdock Research Institute:
Multi-Cultural Community Student Union:
Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA: 
The Arc: 

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