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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Changes Made to Hamilton County’s American Rescue Plan Act Grant

Money Grows

Portal Set to Close by End of the Month 


The Hamilton County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Committee held its second meeting on Friday, September 3rd to discuss and adapt the Relief Grant process and review several applications. 

“We are continually hearing from county residents, both in person and through the community engagement portal,” says County Commissioner Steve Dillinger. “As a committee we discuss these comments and where appropriate make changes to our existing process.” 

One recent process change, based on community input, was removing the need to show a revenue reduction from 2019. “A number of organizations have been very productive in their efforts to obtain both federal and state relief funding and may not show a reduction in revenue in 2020 compared to 2019,” Dillinger adds. “This doesn’t mean they weren’t negatively affected by COVID-19, and this was a change we felt made the process more equitable.” 

The application portal for this round of relief grant funding requests will close Thursday, September 30. Interested entities must have a complete application submitted by 4:30 p.m. “It’s important that all applicants understand the committee reviews and weighs submissions on the information that is required and provided,” says County Councilman Brad Beaver. “For example, one of those requirements is providing all other funding sources and each of those amounts.” 

The portal can be found at:

The next ARPA Committee meeting to review Relief Grant submissions is scheduled for Thursday, October 7th at 10:30am in Conference Room 1A of the Judicial Center. 

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