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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

On Tuesday, November 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously awarded $1,991,884 in “Community Resiliency Grants,” funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to 32 local nonprofits, small businesses, and special districts. 

The County received 73 eligible applications totaling $4,967,963 in requests that met federal guidelines to “respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality.” 

The County’s “Community Resiliency Grants” are intended to support community-serving institutions and programs responding to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that increase resiliency, support recovery, and provide relief. 

“The pandemic hit every sector in eastern county, so it’s gratifying to see these federal dollars bolstering vital nonprofits serving the small businesses in downtown Truckee as well as our youth and vulnerable populations,” said Supervisor Hardy Bullock. “I think this is a model for how government can be nimble and responsive to the community’s immediate needs.” 

The County invited applications from the myriad of community centers – from arts and cultural centers, granges, senior centers, veterans’ centers, daycare centers, family resource centers, and recreational centers. 

“In my district, our gathering places have barely held on during this crisis. Groups like the Penn Valley Rodeo and the Rough & Ready Grange are at the heart and soul of the community, and I’m hopeful these federal grants will get them back on their feet,” said Board Vice-Chair Sue Hoek.  

Last spring, the Board allocated 30% of its American Rescue Plan Act allocation, $5.8 Million, for “Community & Economic Resiliency” projects. This includes four grant programs and one loan program; these “Community Resiliency Grants” were allotted up to $2 Million with individual grants capped at $100,000.

The 32 awarded entities are listed below:



Bear River Recreation and Park District


Bear Yuba Land Trust


Bright Futures for Youth 


Child Advocates of Nevada County 


Community Beyond Violence


Curious Forge


Gateway Mountain Center


Gold Country Senior Services


Golden Empire Grange #806


Grass Valley Downtown Association 


Greenhorn Firewise Community


Habitat for Humanity 


Interfaith Food Ministries


KidZone Museum


League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County 


Local Planning Council for Child Care Development 


Music in the Mountains


Neighborhood Center for the Arts


Nevada City Chamber of Commerce


Nevada County Arts Council


Nevada Theatre Commission


North San Juan Community Center


Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association


Rough & Ready Grange 


San Juan Ridge Community Library


Sierra Community House 


South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)


Synergia Learning Center 


Tahoe Truckee School of Music


Truckee Downtown Merchants Association


Truckee River Watershed Council 


Woolman at Sierra Friends Center





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