Cabarrus Recovery Grants

Review the Cabarrus Recovery Grants RFP

Proposal submission deadline: August 6, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Cabarrus Recovery Grants Pre-Proposal Presentation

Cabarrus County is dedicating a portion of more than $42 million received in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help local for-profit and non-profit agencies based in or serving Cabarrus County.

The funding is available to meet a variety of local needs, including support for households, small businesses, impacted industries, essential workers and communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

To make the best use of the funds, the County is calling on local for-profit and non-profit agencies to submit proposals for projects aligned to the acceptable uses, which include:

  • Stabilizing businesses or organizations
  • Providing job training
  • Continuing with delayed initiatives
  • Assisting households with food and shelter
  • Delivering crisis intervention services
  • Supporting mental and physical health
  • Making improvements to help prevent and eliminate COVID-19
  • And more

Deputy County Manager Rodney Harris believes the flexibility of the grants will encourage businesses and non-profits to apply.

“This is an investment in the people who kept Cabarrus open,” Harris said. “Applicants can customize their request to meet a tailored business or community need. We’ll consider any project that aligns with the requirements. This opportunity is a pathway to recovery for our community.”

Local administration of the plan includes a Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The proposal deadline is August 6, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, an organization can be a for-profit or nonprofit with a principal place of business in Cabarrus County or providing services directed toward Cabarrus County residents.

What does the grant fund?

The RFP calls on interested organizations to submit proposals for projects aligned to the acceptable uses for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provided through the American Rescue Plan.

These include:

  • Stabilizing businesses or organizations
  • Providing job training
  • Continuing with delayed initiatives
  • Assisting households with food and shelter
  • Delivering crisis intervention services
  • Supporting mental and physical health
  • Making improvements to help prevent and eliminate COVID-19
  • And much, much more

How will my application be evaluated?

Proposals will be evaluated based on:

  • Qualifications, experience and approach
  • Alignment to the County’s strategic priorities
  • Ability to comply with County/federal requirements
  • Ability to comply with County contracting requirements

How do I apply?

1. Review the Cabarrus County State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds RFP

2. Attend the Pre-Proposal Conference (information session)
The County will hold a non-mandatory virtual Pre-Proposal Conference (information session) on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 9 to 11 a.m. While attendance is not mandatory, all interested organizations are encouraged to attend.

3. Submit questions 
Upon review of the RFP document, and completion of the non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference, organizations may submit questions for additional clarity. Email your questions to tcnunn@cabarruscounty.us by Friday, July 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST. Use “Fiscal Recovery Funds RFP” as the subject for any emails. Responses to questions received by the deadline will be posted as an addendum to the RFP on the County’s website.

4. Submit responses to RFP:
     a. Electronically: Email tcnunn@cabarruscounty.us
     b. In-Person: Deliver to the County Manager’s Office located on the second floor of the Cabarrus County Governmental Center (65 Church Street South, Concord, NC 28026)
     c. Mail: Cabarrus County Government, Attention: Tom Nunn, P.O. Box 707, Concord, NC 28026

    Other local economic assistance

    The Cabarrus Recovery Grants are one of many County efforts to help stabilize the local economy.

    In March, the County announced it received $6.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury to support households with financial hardship due to COVID-19. The County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) offers payment of overdue rent and utilities dating back to March of 2020. Households must demonstrate need, including financial housing and utility verification.

    So far, applicants have requested more than $5.5 million in ERAP funds. The County is working to address the influx of applications and encourages applicants to thoroughly review documentation requirements before submitting their requests.

    To apply or learn more about ERAP, visit erap.cabarruscounty.us. Paper applications are available at each branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library.

    In November 2020, Cabarrus County awarded more than $1 million in Nonprofit Resiliency Grants to 32 local agencies that helped stabilize the community during the pandemic. These grants help maintain and expand educational opportunities; address health and wellness challenges; provide food assistance; and support housing needs and assist with other household expenses. Money for the grants came indirectly from North Carolina Coronavirus Relief Funds.

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