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ARPA funds available for county nonprofits

Laurens County nonprofit organizations have through April 1 to apply for a portion of $2.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds that are available to them.

Representatives of the 501-c3 nonprofit organizations can get a grant application by following the ARPA link on the county government’s website at, by calling 864-681-3154 or by picking one up at the Hillcrest Square county offices.

“We’d love to see any entity affected adversely by the pandemic apply for ARPA funding and help better their organization,” said Laurens County Council Chairman Brown Patterson. “There are tons of groups around our county who do tremendous good for those in need, and we’d love to see these funds go to those groups and help those residents and families who struggled during Covid.”

After the grant applications are submitted, Laurens County Council members will be tasked with awarding the grant money earmarked for local nonprofits that struggled during the height of the pandemic.

Patterson said the $2.5 million doled out among the county’s nonprofits can make a tremendous difference for the nonprofits and the people they serve.

“I do hope to see it go to good uses and better the community as a whole,” he said.

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