​​​​​​​Tarrant County issues call for American Rescue Plan Act funding proposals

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Tarrant County is accepting proposals for projects to help guide the county's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Pexels)

Tarrant County is accepting proposals for projects to help guide the county's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Pexels)

Tarrant County is accepting proposals for projects from nonprofit, local government and quasi-governmental agencies to help guide the county's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The county will consider projects that focus on improving public health and wellness; revitalizing the economy; and strengthening the community.

The call for proposals opens at noon on April 18. The project's application deadline ends at 5 p.m. on May 16.

A fourth focus area will dedicate funds toward internal county projects, according to documents provided by the Tarrant County Administrator's Office.

Funding for this call has been approved by the commissioners court as part of Tarrant County’s American Rescue Plan Act-State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program. Anticipated SLFRF funds for Tarrant County total $35.5 million, according to the county's call for proposals.


“At every step in this process, we’ve asked for public input to help assess the needs in Tarrant County as a result of the pandemic,” Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said in the press release. “Now, we’re asking community leaders for their continued involvement and best recommendations to ensure these once-in-a-lifetime funds become sustainable investments that transform our community long into the future.”

Applications will be screened for completion and scored based on program readiness, risk assessment score, availability of matching funds and alignment with the needs and resources assessment.

More information on the call for proposals can be found at www.tarrantcounty.com/recovery.
By Ben Karkela
Ben Karkela joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2022 as editor of the Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth publications. He graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2011 and previously worked for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, The Bemidji Pioneer and The Grand Rapids Herald-Review.