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The American Rescue Plan (ARPA) was signed into law by President Biden in March of 2021. Through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), it provides direct relief (funding) to counties, cities, towns, and villages in the United States. The U.S. Department of Treasury provided guidelines and is responsible for overseeing the program.
Kankakee County’s Respond, Revitalize, and Reinvest (KCR3) initiative is a targeted deployment plan of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding in Kankakee County. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was established by the Federal government to help speed up COVID-19 recovery efforts. Kankakee County was allocated $21.3 million in ARPA funds.
Kankakee County was allocated $21.3 million in ARPA funds. Cities and towns also received separate ARPA funding based on their population.
Eligible uses for ARPA funding have been determined and outlined by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Federal rules require funds to be used to address negative economic impacts, support public health response, replace lost revenue, support stabilization efforts, strengthen the workforce, invest in infrastructure, and overall address immediate to long term needs.
Applications can be downloaded online at www.k3county.net or found on the 5th floor of the County Administration Building located at the following address:
189 E. Court Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Please call 815-936-5517 if you have questions about applying for ARPA funds.
Please provide the most up-to-date information available. Applicants will need the following to apply:
• Application packet
• Reasons for funding or outlined project description
• Social security number or FEIN number
• Tax returns for the year in which they applying for (Form 990 for tax-exempt nonprofits also accepted)
• Valid primary email address
• Valid phone number
• Valid address
*For all communication purposes, please make sure your contact information is correct.
The project or funding request must meet criteria listed in the U.S. Treasury Interim Final Rule attached in order to qualify.
Applicants may be notified through various communication including by mail, phone or email. If a request is approved, the applicant will be contacted for further steps. If a request is not approved, the applicant will be contacted with the reason(s) and has the option to reapply. If a request is on hold, more information may be needed and the applicant will be contacted.
There is no deadline for an application, but funds are limited. Once an application is submitted, it remains on file and will go through the process. Funds are available until they have been expanded. ARPA funding must be allocated by 2024 and spent by 2026.