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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Supervisors Award $2 Million in Community Resiliency Grants

Community Resiliency Grants NewsFlash

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:

AWARDEES

AWARD AMOUNT

Bear River Recreation and Park District

$100,000

Bear Yuba Land Trust

$20,000

Bright Futures for Youth 

$85,000

Child Advocates of Nevada County 

$50,000

Community Beyond Violence

$50,000

Curious Forge

$92,120

Gateway Mountain Center

$85,000

Gold Country Senior Services

$99,490

Golden Empire Grange #806

$15,000

Grass Valley Downtown Association 

$99,174

Greenhorn Firewise Community

$62,370

Habitat for Humanity 

$100,000

Interfaith Food Ministries

$25,000

KidZone Museum

$50,000

League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County 

$12,000

Local Planning Council for Child Care Development 

$100,000

Music in the Mountains

$75,000

Neighborhood Center for the Arts

$100,000

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

$50,000

Nevada County Arts Council

$76,000

Nevada Theatre Commission

$100,000

North San Juan Community Center

$72,968

Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association

$25,000

Rough & Ready Grange 

$38,500

San Juan Ridge Community Library

$25,000

Sierra Community House 

$100,000

South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

$53,202

Synergia Learning Center 

$19,560

Tahoe Truckee School of Music

$75,000

Truckee Downtown Merchants Association

$85,000

Truckee River Watershed Council 

$20,000

Woolman at Sierra Friends Center

$31,500

TOTAL

$1,991,884.00

 

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