Cabarrus County American Rescue Plan Fund Allocation

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Cabarrus County has dedicated more than $35 million dollars to help address Cabarrus County's most critical needs and help small businesses recover from economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This ARPA OpenGov Dashboard provides a breakdown of each funding category. For the sake of transparency, this dashboard will be updated continuously. Updates will include key performance indicator data and additional program information.

About Cabarrus Recovery Grants

Cabarrus County awards local agencies $33.5 million to address community’s greatest needs

Cabarrus County will distribute $33.5 million in American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help more than 50 agencies based in or serving Cabarrus County.

The funding will meet a variety of local needs in all areas of the county, including support for mental/behavioral health programs, housing security and assistance for areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis.

The grant amounts range from $3,800 to support Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry’s grocery box program to more than $5.7 million in mortgage and housing assistance through Prosperity Unlimited programs.

Cabarrus County opened a formal Request for Proposals process in July. Local agencies responded with proposals that totaled nearly three times the amount of available funding.

Staff presented commissioners with a funding recommendation at the September 7, 2021 Board of Commissioners Work Session. It was approved by commissioners as part of consent agenda at their September 20 meeting.

“We’re moving forward a framework to address our community’s greatest needs,” said Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners Chair Steve Morris. “The sustainability of these programs allows us to plant seeds that will continue to grow and benefit our community for a very long time.”

American Rescue Plan: State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Spending Recommendation

Read full proposal details as part of the Sept. 20 Meeting Agenda - Item Fiscal Recovery Funds Spending Recommendation

Afterschool and/or Summer Programs: $1,237,202

Bethel Enrichment Center: $273,000

Boy Scouts of America: $267,400

Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County: $360,000

El Puente Hispano: $26,208

Hispanic Learning Center of Cabarrus County: $194,754

Hope Chapel: $115,840

Behavioral & Mental Health Programs: $11,450,785

Amazing Grace Advocacy: $391,140

Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation: $3,535,000

Cabarrus Public Health Interest (CPHI): $1,585,444

Camino Health Center: $1,648,300

Cano Family Services: $300,000

Clarkinetics & Associates: $570,000

Genesis A New Beginning: $297,925

Genesis A New Beginning: $582,000

Kannapolis Head Start: $90,000

Mental Health America: $795,297

Rise 2 Thrive Family Resource Center: $790,101

Silver Linings for Seniors: $587,524

Vida Wellness Center: $221,000

Wings of Eagle Ranch: $57,054

Childcare Programs: $543,800

Logan Community Child Development Center: $293,800

Families First: $250,000

Food Assistance Programs: $1,263,283

1CAN: $185,380

Bethel Enrichment Center: $117,000

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels: $224,500

Carolina Farm Stewardship: $31,600

Charity Baptist Ministries: $70,000

Elder Orphan Care: $126,750

Esther’s Heart for Transformation Ministry: $124,950

Feed the Souls Food Pantry: $14,250

Hope Chapel: $28,600

Living Faith Food Pantry: $14,000

Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry: $3,800

Operation Homeless: $100,000

Sonshine Backpack Ministry: $30,700

The Bulb Mobile Markets: $191,753

Healthcare Programs: $3,655,000

Cabarrus Health Alliance: $3,275,000

Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center: $50,000

Community Free Clinic: $300,000

Piedmont Residential Development Center: $30,000

Housing Programs: $14,072,673

Concord Family Enrichment Association: $5,000,000

Cooperative Christian Ministry: $2,000,000

Habitat for Humanity: $463,282

Operation Decisive Victory: $85,000

Opportunity House: $197,891

Prosperity Unlimited: $5,758,500

Prosperity Unlimited: $253,000

Salvation Army: $300,000

The Open Door House: $15,000

Nonprofit Financial Assistance: $1,553,316

Bands of Concord: $6,379

Cabarrus Arts Council: $267,955

Carolina Bears Youth Organization: $22,232

Cirq U: $16,206

David H. Murdock Research Institute: $505,900

Multi-Cultural Community Student Union: $23,944

Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA: $660,700

The Arc: $50,000

About Cabarrus Resiliency Grants

Cabarrus funds $1.1 million in local COVID-19 needs

On November 2, 2021, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners supported a request to distribute $1.1 million in Nonprofit Resiliency Grants. The grants will aid local nonprofits that help residents who’ve suffered economic hardship, instability and safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The County publicized the grant opportunity in September and received 32 applications from Cabarrus agencies. A committee of County employees reviewed the applications and made the recommendation for Commissioners to fund each of the grants at the requested amount.

The funding will support services that:

  • Maintain and expand educational opportunities
  • Address health and wellness challenges
  • Provide food assistance
  • Support housing needs and provide assistance with other household expenses

“When I saw this come across it made my day,” said Board Vice Chair Diane Honeycutt. “We are able to directly impact our citizens with education, mental health, housing and food assistance—critical areas of need at this time. I’m so pleased that we could do this.”

Commissioners Lynn Shue, Blake Kiger and Chair Steve Morris echoed Vice Chair Honeycutt’s sentiments.

“To get this many applications in is tremendous,” said Commissioner Kiger. “The list shows a broad cross section of types of organizations from locations all across the county. To me, that’s the best thing about this.”

Organizations funded for the delivery of these services are:

Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County ($150,295)

Multiply Church/Cabarrus Dream Center ($123,000)

Cabarrus Cooperative Christian Ministry (CCM) ($100,000)

Coltrane LIFE Center, Inc. ($100,000)

The Open Door House ($88,000)

Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Carolinas – Cabarrus ($84,580)

El Puente Hispano ($50,000)

The S.T.U.D.I.O. ($ 39,920)

Community Free Clinic ($39,072)

Elder Orphan Care ($30,000)

Families First in Cabarrus County ($30,000)

Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA ($27,000)

Piedmont Residential Development Center, Inc. ($25,000)

Cabarrus County Partnership for Children ($20,000)

Sonshine Backpacks ($20,000)

Present Age Ministries ($18,000)

Cabarrus County Education Foundation ($17,505)

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Inc. ($16,964)

Cabarrus Baptist Association ($15,000)

Logan Community Day Care Assn, Inc. ($14,080)

Midway's Opportunity House ($13,400)

Wings of Eagles Ranch ($13,000)

Bond with a Vet, Inc. ($12,000)

Carolina Christmas Angels ($10,000)

Amazing Grace Advocacy ($9,900)

Charity Baptist Ministries ($9,000)

Church of the Brethren Concord Fellowship (Living Faith Church of the Brethren) ($5,000)

Endless Opportunities ($5,000)

Seeds of Blessings (Concord Christian Center, Inc.) ($5,000)

Habitat for Humanity of Cabarrus County ($4,000)

Cabarrus Meals on Wheels ($3,660)

Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry, Inc. (Living Faith Church of the Brethren) ($3,200)

To qualify, an organization must:

  • Have a 501(c) 3 nonprofit designation
  • Have a Cabarrus County location
  • Be current on all property taxes (if applicable)
  • Not be debarred from participation in Federal, State or Local government contracts
  • Purchase from local vendors as much as possible
  • Operate in Cabarrus County for at least three months prior to the application date
  • The County has already begun to distribute the grant funds, which the organizations must spend by April 2021.

Money for the grants came indirectly from North Carolina Coronavirus Relief Funds.

The local economic impact of COVID-19

In April, the Cabarrus County unemployment rate reached an all-time high of more than 12%. This fall, The Cabarrus Convention and Visitors Bureau released a report indicating tourism is responsible for more than 4,600 local jobs and $478 million in visitor spending. Since the pandemic began, 1,400 hotel jobs have been eliminated.

Between March and September, local food pantries saw a 40% increase for requests. In that same time, Human Services added 2,211 new food assistance cases and 1,628 Medicaid assistance cases.

The County estimates 500 local households qualified for eviction in recent months. While a moratorium on evictions is currently in place, new requests for housing assistance rose 52% between March and August.

Assistance interventions for food insecurity, healthcare and childcare can help families prepare for housing payback schedules once the moratorium lifts.

For more information on the grants, email