County of Alameda ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants
In response to the negative economic, health, and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local non-profit and business organizations, the County of Alameda is launching a new program, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants program. This new program will infuse much needed cash aid into the community and spur Alameda County’s economic recovery.
The County has allocated $3.1 million to each Supervisorial District for the ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants program with the goal that each Supervisorial District will provide cash aid grants that reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of Alameda County, prioritizing organizations operated by or serving populations and communities that were disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Organizations that have experienced negative economic impacts caused by COVID-19 during the period March 1, 2020, to the present are eligible to apply for a cash aid grant under this program. Cash aid grants may be awarded beginning April 11, 2022, through September 30, 2024. Cash aid grants are subject to availability of funds within each Supervisorial District’s $3.1 million allocation, eligibility of applicants, and any other relevant factors.
Through the application process, applicants must demonstrate and attest to the harm and economic loss sustained by the organization due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications that are not adequately documented may be rejected. Additionally, not all worthy applications will necessarily be funded.
Eligible organizations may receive cash aid grants up to the maximum amount of $100,000 per Supervisorial District based on demonstrated and qualifying impacts. However, the total amount of cash aid grant funds awarded to an organization by the County as part of the ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants program cannot exceed the amount of the organization’s losses due to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARPA guidelines require that the cash aid grants be reasonably proportional to the negative economic impacts they are intended to address. Economic losses that were reimbursed through insurance or other sources cannot be used to qualify for a cash aid grant. Each applicant is required to provide the demographic makeup of the organization and basic demographic information about the population served as part of the completed application.
All Alameda County ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants must be approved by the Board of Supervisors at a regularly scheduled meeting. By submitting an application, the organization agrees to maintain and provide records to the County during the U.S. Treasury Department audit period and agrees to fully cooperate with any audit by the County, the Federal government or their designees. If through an audit, or any other means, the County or US Treasury Department determines that because of fraud, misinformation provided by an organization, or for any other reason, that a cash aid grant is not an allowable ARPA expense, the applicant must agree to reimburse the funds to the County.
See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). To complete an application, click on your Home District’s webpage listed below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):
What is ARPA?
ARPA stands for the American Rescue Plan Act a bill passed by congress and signed into law providing relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Is ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants?
ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants are cash aid grants in response to the negative economic, health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; specifically aiding non-profit and business organizations.
Who can apply?
The ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grants are intended for local non-profit and business organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Who is considered priority?
Priority will be given to organizations operated by or serving populations and communities that were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
How do I know if my organization/non-profit is eligible?
In order to be eligible to apply for a Cash Aid Grant your organization must have experienced a negative economic impact created by COVID-19, for the period from March 1, 2020 to the present.
Will I need to prove that that my organization/non-profit was negatively impacted?
Yes, through the application process your organization will have to demonstrate and attest to the economic loss due to the negative impact.
What else will I need to provide?
You will be required to provide the demographic information of the makeup of your organization and basic demographic information about the population you serve.
How much will my organization be awarded?
Eligible organizations may receive cash aid grants for a total amount not to exceed $100,000 per Supervisorial District. The total Cash Aid Grants cannot exceed the amount of your organization’s loss.
Am I eligible for a cash aid grant in addition to other already reimbursed sources?
No, if your organization’s economic loss was reimbursed through insurance or other source, it is not eligible for the County of Alameda ARPA Supervisorial District Community Needs Cash Aid Grant.
What if I am granted a County of Alameda ARPA Supervisorial District community Needs Cash Aid Grant and later it is determined it was not an allowable ARPA expense, what happens?
If the U.S. Treasury Department determines that your Cash Aid Grant is not an allowable ARPA expense, the county reserves the right to recoup the funds from your organization.
How do I apply?
An application form will need to be completed along with a W-9, as well as a Form 110-13: Alameda County Department Request to add/modify Alcolink Supplier Record (both forms are included in the application)
Why is a W-9 requested?
Alameda County will use the W9 to file information with the IRS reporting the Cash Aid Grant paid to your organization/business.
How do I submit the application and documents?
Open form, complete information, sign W-9 and application, when ready to submit click on Finish. Application will automatically be sent to the County.
Where can I find the application?
Please follow your home district’s webpage to access the application through the attached associated links: County of Alameda Board of Supervisors webpage links by District:
Dublin, Livermore, a portion of Pleasanton, the community of Sunol, and most of the unincorporated area of the Livermore Valley area, and the eastern portions of the city of Fremont.
Hayward, Newark, Union City, and the north and western portions of the city of Fremont.
Alameda, San Leandro, a portion of Oakland, Including Chinatown, Jack London, Produce & Waterfront, and the neighborhoods such as Highland Terrace, Melrose, Peralta, San Antonio, and unincorporated communities of San Lorenzo and Hayward Acres.
Portion of Oakland, including Coliseum, Mills College, Eastmont, Elmhurst, Montclair neighborhoods, the unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Hillcrest Knolls, Fairmont, Fairmont Terrace, and a portion of Pleasanton.
Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, a portion of Oakland, including Adams Point, Civic Center, Grand Lake, Temescal, Dimond, Rockridge, Crocker Highland neighborhoods.