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Bear Hugs Awarded Grant from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)!

The Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) partnered with the Hendricks County Commissioners and Council to develop a grant program to distribute up to $6.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to nonprofits working in Hendricks County.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill enacted to speed up the country's recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession. The funding Hendricks County received is part of the $350 billion to help state, local, and tribal governments bridge budget shortfalls and mitigate the fiscal shock of the pandemic.

Bear Hugs Giving Foundation was awarded a $4,800.00 grant from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program to be used to support a local senior living community, namely Brownsburg Meadows. This funding recognized the valuable role our organization played in serving the needs of our community during the COVID outbreak/the impact COVID had on our organization and/or our organization’s ability to aid in community recovery and resilience. We are grateful for the efforts of the Hendricks County Commissioners, Council, and Community Foundation to make this funding possible and enable us to continue serving/expand services Hendricks County.

This grant was part of over $500,000 in funding made through the 2022 competitive grant program. Check out the article published in the local newspaper (attached)!

11-17-22 Republican Article-HCCF Aids in Distributing $6.6 Million in ARPA Funds
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