American Rescue Plan Act Funding of 2021

Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has deployed approximately $1.5 million of Santa Cruz County’s federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)  distribution in the form of a Nonprofit and Small Business Program to the community. The funding has provided both nonprofit capacity grants and forgivable loans to small businesses, artists and nonprofit organizations to mitigate the negative economic impacts experienced from the pandemic. The following reports show how the funds have been spent and distributed to the community.

Annual Reports 

Forgivable loan recipients ($1 million) 

Nonprofit grant recipients ($480,000)

  • Visual of the 15 organizations and how they are collaborating across communities and list of those funded/what they are accomplishing/all applicants

Presentations to Board of Supervisors

ARPA Press