Funding by Federal Relief Programs
COVID Response In response to the global pandemic, the U.S. Congress has made additional funding available to states and local communities through a series of COVID relief acts and supplemental appropriations. Across the various programs, more than $15 million has been entrusted with GNRC as the federal government empowers regional leaders to prioritize important investments in recovery. Support Services for Older Adults Through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the CARES Act, and supplemental appropriations, GNRC has received more than $4 million in grant funds to support older adults during this time of need. The majority of the funding is being directed to home-delivered meals and the delivery of groceries. Investments also are being made in area senior centers, legal aid programs, and in-home support services. Reinforcement of Economic and Community Development Initiatives Through the CARES Act the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has made two separate grants to GNRC totaling more than $3 million. Of that amount, $2.74 million is being invested in a revolving loan fund program to help small and local businesses sustain their operations through the pandemic. EDA also provided $400,000 to help GNRC update the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy with additional guidance for creating a more resilient economy. The CEDS is adopted every five years by GNRC’s governing body and serves as a gateway for local partners to access millions in federal grants for economic development projects and programming. Transportation Infrastructure Investments Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act of 2021, Congress provided supplemental appropriations via the U.S. Department of Transportation to support local recovery through infrastructure investments. GNRC is leading the effort to award nearly $8 million to local transportation projects through its Transportation Policy board.
Familes First Coronavirus Response Act 6% CARES Act 38% Supplemental Appropriations Acts 56%
Funding by Program Area
Aging and Disability Services 28% Economic and Community Development 20% MPO Transportation Projects 52% *Includes total funding allocated to GNRC for use in FY 2021 and subsequent years. Not all funding has been expended.
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