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Walworth County Awards Funds to United Way of Walworth County

According to a press release from Walworth County, they have awarded the United Way of Walworth County an additional $75 thousand in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to be distributed to local nonprofits through an ARPA grant-funding program established in 2021. The goal of the program is to offset the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic incurred by local 501(c)(3) agencies.

In December 2021, Walworth County awarded an initial $100 thousand to the United Way through the grant-funding program. Sixteen area nonprofit agencies received between $1-9 thousand each.

For this round, eligible agencies can request between $1-7.5 thousand and may utilize the grant for assistance implementing COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics; technical assistance, consulting, or other services for business planning; assistance with payroll support, costs to retain employees or other operating costs; or assistance to those impacted by COVID-19.

A board comprised of United Way of Walworth County committee members will select the grant award winners. Only 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply. These organizations must also maintain their principal place of business in Walworth County, conduct their business in Walworth County, and serve people within Walworth County. Applications will be available on September 14.

Qualifying 501(c)(3) agencies interested in applying should contact Tammy Dunn for an application at (262) 374-4474. The application will also be available online at The deadline to apply is September 30 at 5 p.m. The goal is to issue the awards by the end of October.

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