American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Congress in 2021 to expedite the country’s recovery from the economic and public health toll of the COVID-19 public health emergency. ARPA funds were provided to state, local, and tribal governments across the country for pandemic response and recovery.
In December 2022, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved disbursement of approximately $5 million in ARPA funds to 19 qualified community organizations evaluated and chosen from a pool of 30 applicants.
COCONINO COUNTY FUNDING RECIPIENTS
Category: Behavioral Health
- Catholic Charities
Funds support Catholic Charities’ homeless services program including for men experiencing homelessness with chronic substance misuse and individuals exiting jail or prison who would otherwise experience homelessness. This population will receive housing and behavioral healthcare and support services for long-term housing stability.
- Community Bridges
Funds support Hozho Home, a detoxification and residential treatment program for Coconino County individuals with substance use issues and experiencing housing instability.
- The Guidance Center
Funds support Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer certification sessions; rotating community mental health professionals; and a mobile mental health community response.
- Northland Family Help Center
Funds provide organizational support and Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment (MBSAT) curriculum training for staff working with youth.
- Town of Fredonia
Funds support the town’s sewer line extension construction project.
- Red Feather Development Group
Funds support health and safety home repairs and energy efficiency modifications for Hopi and Navajo families residing on their Native homelands within Coconino County.
- Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona
Funds support construction and rehabilitation for Jojo’s Place, which has 44 studio apartments, to increase affordable housing supply.
Category: Business Support
- Coconino Community College Small Business Development Center
Funds support expansion of Small Business Development Center staff to increase technical assistance, counseling, and business planning.
- Chicanos por la Causa
Funds provide targeted outreach for business support to micro-businesses that are less than five years old; have fewer than ten employees; are in majority-minority neighborhoods; and those small businesses from food services, accommodation, retail, and other sectors hardest hit during COVID-19.
- Creative Flagstaff
Funds support technical assistance; career and workforce training; and an expanded digital resource lending library for the arts community as well as economic opportunities for entrepreneurial artists through artisan markets, exhibitions, and performances series.
Category: Workforce Development
Funds support expanding Elevate PreK by opening new Elevate classrooms.
- Coconino Community College Construction Maintenance Tech
Funds support expansion of Construction and Maintenance training program to host five training programs with 15 students each.
Category: Support for Vulnerable Populations
- Flagstaff Family Food Center
Funds support emergency food boxes, mobile food distribution, youth programs, homebound food boxes, and weekly food boxes on the Navajo Nation.
- Chicanos por la Causa
Funds support expansion of parenting education workshops to families with children aged up to 18 and expanding the scope from Flagstaff. The target population are families experiencing domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect.
- DNA People’s Legal Services
Funds assist low-income, vulnerable residents with legal services, with emphasis on housing protection services such as eviction, landlord-tenant mediation, safety and habitability, and deposits.
- Moenkopi Senior Center
Funds assist with restarting programs and meals as well as facility repairs.
- Arizona Helping Hands
Funds bring the Basic Needs program to Coconino County. The Basic Needs program provides beds, clothes, shoes, hygiene kits, and more to children within the foster and kindship care system.
- Cancer Support Community of Northern Arizona
Funds support administering financial support to low-income residents impacted by cancer and the hiring of a Cancer Resource Navigator.
- Flagstaff Shelter Services
Funds provide operational funding and a minivan to transport shelter guests.
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