American Rescue Plan Act Funding and Programs


Park County's goal is to rebuild a sustainable economy through investments in housing development and improvements, individuals and families, capital improvements, restoring the public sector and surging resources to local businesses and nonprofits.

Park County has received $3,660,420 in Local Relief Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) from the U.S. Treasury. American Rescue Plan Act dollars are critical to the county's financial plan for recovery which includes a mix of federal, state, and local stimulus funds.

The proposed budget for Round 1 addresses two principal areas:

  1. Vulnerable Populations, Housing Support
  2. Business, Worker and Nonprofit Assistance

Individual and Household Assistance Program (IHAP)

The Individual and Household Assistance Program (IHAP) will provide assistance to residents who continue to face unprecedented, direct and indirect impacts due to COVID-19. IHAP offers two different funding opportunities: Direct Cash Assistance (DCA) and assistance to individuals and households. 

Direct Cash Assistance: Award $500

Through the DCA, current recipients of specific State and Federal benefit programs will receive an automatic one-time check that can be used at the discretion of the recipient. There is no application for this direct cash assistance. Eligibility parameters for this program will be announced soon. 

Assistance for individuals and households: Award Ceiling $3,000

Individuals can get assistance with housing payments, utilities, transportation repair costs, food assistance, and other cash assistance needs. Eligible Beneficiaries must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Have a household income that is considered low or moderate income.
  2. Can demonstrate a financial need that was caused by impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Need assistance? Click here to complete the Individual and Household Application.

Small Business and Nonprofit Assistance Program (SBNAP) 

SBNAP will provide financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits in Park County in two categories: Negative Economic Impact and Community Project grants. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate negative economic impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Have a physical location in unincorporated Park County
  3. Operating since at least March 26, 2019 
  4. Be current with Park County real and personal property taxes
  5. Be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be in good standing

Small businesses and nonprofits may apply for funding in one or both categories: negative economic impact or community project. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Negative economic impact: Award Ceiling $5,000

To help mitigate a financial hardship that the entity experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic (payroll and benefits, costs to retain employees, general operating costs (including mortgage, rent, utility, etc.), and technical assistance and counseling to support business planning.

Community projects: Award Ceiling $50,000

For projects that address community needs identified or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Need assistance? Click here to complete the Small Business and Nonprofit Application.

Questions or needing assistance with the application? 

Please call: 719-247-5452 or Email: