The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners has approved funding for 75 local projects with money allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, or ARPA.
Funds will be used for a wide variety of projects that address:
Projects approved by the Board are:
Affordable Housing and Homelessness CrossRoads Corp. for Affordable Housing & Comm. Dev. Inc., $144,900 Town of Davidson, Comprehensive Housing Affordability Program, $1,000,000 Dominium, Creekridge On The Park, $5,000,000 DreamKey Partners, Johnston Oehler Seniors, $2,750,000 DreamKey Partners, Easter's Home at Caldwell, $2,500,000 Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, Hope Springs Infrastructure, $1,737,249 Laurel Street Residential, LLC, Mount Moriah Seniors, $6,000,000 NHP Foundation, LaSalle at Lincoln Heights, $1,100,000 Urban Trends Real Estate Inc., Lakeview Apartments, $1,600,000 West Side CLT, West Side Community Land Trust, $650,000 Department of Community Support Services, Coordinated Entry Expansion, $612,349 Department of Criminal Justice Services, Vendor Housing Expansion, $1,458,287 Freedom Fighting Missionaries Inc., Second Chance Homeless to Housing, $1,250,000 Coalicion Latinoamericana, Multisector Response Network for Humanitarian Relief, $2,000,000 County Manager's Office, West Charlotte Homes, $6,000,000 Matthews Help Center, $350,000 Salvation Army, Expansion of Center of Hope Shelter, $3,156,389 Pineville Neighbors Place, Better at Home, Part 2, $2 300,000 Roof Above, Expansion and Enhancement of Day Services Center, $710,000 Veterans Bridge Home, Mecklenburg County American Rescue Plan Act ‐ VBH Housing Sustainability Program, $1,013,200 Behavioral Health and Health Equity Hope Haven Inc., Increasing Access to Services for Substance Use Disorder for Underserved Populations, $604,167 HopeWay, Mental Health Equity: Providing Evidence Based Psychiatric Care in Community Clinics, $800,000 On Eagles Wings, OEW ARPA Safe House with comprehensive services, $865,400 Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center, Improving Outcomes for High-Risk Youth, $437,865 ProCure Therapeutic Agency, Inc., Expanding Access to Community‐Based Mental and Behavioral HealthServices, $1,500,000Services, $1,500,000 Safe House Project, Equitable Access to Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking, $503,439 Time Out Youth, Protecting the Mental Health of LGBTQ Youth in Mecklenburg County, $315,000 UMAR, Van Replacement, $283,161 Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center, Sustaining a Healthy Lifestyle, $363,746 The Bulb Gallery, Promoting Equity in Locally Grown Foods, $919,432 Carolina Farm Trust, Local Foods Production and Distribution Center, $3,000,000 Hearts and Hands Food Pantry, Food Security Initiative, $666,700 LMC Children Services, Meals On‐The‐Go, $423,294 Loaves and Fishes, NourishMeck‐A Hunger Hub for Hope, $2,000,000 County Manager's Office, West Blvd Food Cooperative, $250,000 Department of Social Services, Food Insecurity, $989,000 C. W. Williams Community Health Center, Inc. (CWWCHC), $2,052,195 Camino Community Development Corporation, Inc., Access to Bilingual Dental Care, $4,683,215 Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc., $3,810,415 Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group, Providing Access to Trans Health (PATH), $1,168,502 Department of Community Support Services, Multi‐Interdisciplinary Outreach Team, $650,000 Johnson C. Smith University, Community Outreach‐Black Birthing Professions, $943,000 Department of Public Health, The Way Forward Community Violence Prevention Plan Implementation, $3,260,500 Department of Public Health, Pediatric Dental Clinic, $1,453,904 Department of Public Health, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services, $845,772 Village HeartBeat, Inc., $750,000 Vision To Learn, Eye Exams and Prescription Glasses Provided Aboard New Mobile Vision Clinic, $708,114 Childcare and Early Childhood Development Castle’s Daycare Academy, $450,000 Center For Community Transitions, Families Doing Time, $300,000 Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Early Learning Center, $3,000,000 Freedom School Partners, 2023‐2024 Freedom School Summer Program, $260,000 Greater Enrichment Program, Transportation, $130,000 Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Youth Academic Enrichment Program, $415,000 POP's Passion, $400,000 Save Our Children Movement Inc., KEFA Tutoring and Mentoring Academy, $782,320 Department of Social Services Early Childhood System Building, $706,000 StriveCLT, Strive to Thrive, $325,536 YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Parents as Teachers, $250,000 Parks, Environment and Infrastructure Town of Davidson, Baccalaureate School Gymnasium Renovation, $2,000,000 Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, Irwin Creek Stream Enhancement Project at the Old City Landfill, $2,350,000 Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, Ambient Air Monitoring Program, $420,000 Department of Park and Recreation, Inclusive and Accessible Playgrounds with Path of Travel, $2,960,000 Workforce and Economic Development Academy of Goal Achievers, Goal Achievers Mentor Program, $443,925 Angels and Sparrows Community Table and Resource Center, Pathway Program Enhancements, $395,055 Cakeable Charlotte, Inc., Cakeable Vocational Training and Café, $810,500 Charlotte Is Creative, Creative Entrepreneurs Initiative, $384,750 Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce, Healthcare Workforce Development, $600,000 Mecklenburg County Emergency Medical Services, $1,200,000 Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, $1,500,000 Per Scholas, IT Training, $400,000 Public Library, Digital Divide, $2,917,635 The ROC Charlotte, Inc., $900,000 She Built This City, Workforce Development, $540,413 Smart Girls HQ LLC., Smart Girls Squad STEM Program, $435,800 Department of Public Information, Marketing of ARPA Spending, $500,000
Department of Public Information, Marketing of ARPA Spending, $500,000
View the County Manager’s full presentation to the Board at Watch.MeckNC.gov.
All projects were vetted after Mecklenburg County received applications during the fall of 2022 for Round Two of funding from American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Round One of funding from ARPA was announced in March 2022, resulting in 36 local projects recommended to receive $59.4 million.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
ARPA provides relief funds to eligible state, local and tribal governments that have been negatively affected by the coronavirus. The purpose of the funding is to support communities hardest hit by COVID-19. Mecklenburg County received its second round of funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in 2022 and began receiving applications from eligible organizations. The minimum amount for which an applicant could request is $250,000 and Round One recipients were eligible to submit a second application.
In 2021, the Treasury Department allocated $215 million in ARPA funds to Mecklenburg County. The County conducted a community survey to gather feedback from residents to help identify funding priorities. The results of the survey were used to inform the investment strategy for ARPA funding. The Board of County Commissioners' approval of the County Manager’s recommendation results in the entire $215 million being allocated to local organizations and projects. Recipients have until Dec. 31, 2024, to spend the funds.
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