Deadline nears to apply for Community Support Grants in Kane County
The deadline is Jan. 31 for mental health organizations, homeless shelters and food pantries in Kane County to apply for $4 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria: Be fully incorporated and operating as a 501(c)3 as of Jan. 1, 2019; deliver services from a facility that is physically located within Kane County; provide, as its primary mission, services and/or aid to Kane County residents in the areas of behavioral and mental health, homeless shelters or food pantries; and be in good standing with all applicable federal, state and local standards and requirements.
The link to start an application can be found on the county's homepage at www.countyofkane.org.
The funding for the Community Support Grant Program comes from $103 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds received by Kane County. The county received the first half ($51.7 million) of the funds in May 2021 and will receive the other half in May 2022.
The application portal will be open for submissions until Jan. 31, 2022. Eligible applicants will be required to present appropriate documentation to substantiate their requests for funding.
Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and completeness and then considered by the American Rescue Plan Committee, which will then recommend funding awards to members of the Kane County Board for their consideration and approval.
For questions on the program, email KaneARP@co.kane.il.us.