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Whiteside County Announces $2 Million in Grant Funding for Local COVID Pandemic Recovery

Written by  Fri, March 03 2022

Whiteside County Announces $2 Million in Grant Funding for Local COVID Pandemic Recovery

Morrision, IL (March 4, 2022) - The Whiteside County Board has announced a new grant program,  The ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery (SLFRF) Grant, available to businesses, nonprofits and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joel Horn, Whiteside County Administrator said, “The County received funds from the America Rescue Plan Act and wants to get some of these funds out to the people, businesses and organizations negatively impacted by the pandemic to assist in their recovery. $2 million have been allocated to the County’s program. Applicants will need to describe the impact the pandemic had on their operations and how they plan to use the funds to recover. The County is eager to get these funds out quickly, and we have designed what we feel is a very easy application process. We are looking to make this a very easy and quick process.”

The pandemic had significant impact on County’s economy and this new program is intended to provide funds to assist in pandemic recovery. The awards are a grant and will not be needed to be repaid. Grant applications will be reviewed for eligibility and scheduled for consideration by the County Board. Applicants will be notified of the date their application is scheduled to go before the board.

Applications are now available. For questions regarding this program please contact Joel Horn, County Administrator: 815-772-5100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.