County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
April 29, 2022

County Commissioners announce new ARPA Grant Program Funding Category and deadline extension
Non-Profits that provide mental health services to be included

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners announced that the COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program will provide American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grants to nonprofit organizations located in the County that provide mental health services in addition to those nonprofits that serve veterans, combat food insecurity, provide animal welfare services, support the special needs community, and promote and preserve art, historical and cultural resources.

“Mental health is an important facet of overall health and the pandemic has affected everyone in a variety of ways,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “These grant funds can help support mental health programs that directly address the aftereffects of COVID-19 and promote overall wellness for individuals and families.”

The Board of County Commissioners also announced that the ARPA grant program funding deadline has been extended from Friday, May 13 to Friday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.

“Extending the deadline allows non-profits who may need some additional time to review the program guidelines and file the appropriate paperwork,” said Director Arnone. “We want to make sure all eligible non-profits who would like to apply have the opportunity to do so.”

Each nonprofit organization can apply to receive up to $500,000 for expenses and/or lost revenue during the Pandemic. Nonprofits are also strongly encouraged to apply for funding for enhanced programs and services related to Pandemic recovery.

The County’s official funding notices and program guidelines are available on the County website at All submissions are due no later than Friday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.

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