Hood County American Rescue Plan Act

American Rescue Plan Act

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivers $350 billion to state, local, and tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program ensures that governments have the resources needed to:

  • Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with its public health and economic impacts, 
  • Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenue, and 
  • Build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity.

Awards under this program are intended to be used for projects benefiting Hood County that may involve the support of single or multiple organizations. Non-profit organizations and government services, including fire departments are eligible to apply. Projects must have a community impact and are intended to be self-sustaining as funds are limited. This is a single allocation intended to address a one-time need within your organization. 

The following links and information will provide guidance and information regarding the grant program and funding parameters.

Hood County ARPA Application

Hood County ARPA Guidance

U.S. Treasury Department's Final Rule

All applications will be submitted by e-mail, to mcampbell@co.hood.tx.us, by mail 401 Deputy Larry Miller Drive, Granbury, Texas 76048, or hand-delivery to the Office of Emergency Management for processing. Each application will be time-stamped upon receipt, and applications will be processed in order of receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who is eligible to apply for grant funding?

The following eligibility criteria must be met to apply for funding (please see application for specific details):

  • Local non-profit organizations that are registered as 501 c(3) or 501 c(19) organizations.
  • Government services, including fire departments.

2. What can the grant funds be used for?

All projects must satisfy an eligible use allowed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Final Rule. Hood County Commissioner’s Court may fund programs, projects, and services designed to address the impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency and negative economic impacts. (please see application for specific details):

3. Are there ineligible costs for grant funding?

Yes (please see application for specific details). Some ineligible costs include:

  • Fundraising
  • Loss that bears no relation to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Contributions to rainy day funds, financial reserves, or similar funds.
  • Lobbying, support of candidates for public office, or other political activities.
  • Funding for programs or organizations that do not serve Hood County residents.

4. How can I apply?

Fill out and submit an application to Margaret Campbell, mcampbell@co.hood.tx.us via hand delivery or emailed with a read receipt confirmation.

 5. How will applications be reviewed and considered for awards? 

All application submissions will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. Applications will be delivered to each commissioner as received. The Hood County Commissioner’s Court will evaluate each application submitted in the order they are received. After the Court has had time to review the applications, the Court will have the opportunity to discuss applications at a special called meeting. Following the review and subsequent discussion, each applicant will be contacted and informed of their funding status. 

6. What are the reporting requirements for grant funding?

Once funding is disbursed to awardees, the County will monitor the projects and will require each awardee to submit reoccurring reports per the US Treasury guidelines. The County anticipates disbursing the funds in a single allotment to each awardee. Organizations that fail to report as required could lose their funding and be responsible for paying back all ARPA funds received.

7. Is there a deadline to spend the funds?

Yes. Funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026.