American Rescue Plan Act

Lee County/United Way Nonprofit Human Services Grant Porject American Rescue Plan Act


Effective May 7, The United Way of Lee County American Rescue Plan Act Intent to Apply, Risk Assessment, and Application process is now closed. For questions, please email

All submitted information will be reviewed. Please do not reach out regarding the status of your application. United Way staff will contact Agencies for clarification and status updates. Thank you for your interest and submission!

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The Lee Board of County Commissioners has allocated over $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to United Way to assist local, nonprofit agencies expand social services. This exciting partnership provides organizations within Lee County the opportunity to apply for funding to assist individuals in the community who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was released on Monday, March 21, with applications being due by Friday, April 29 at 5pm. Friday, May 6 at 5pm. The full NOFA, which outlines specific eligibility and funding guidelines, can be viewed by clicking here.

Applicant Eligibility    

Applicants must demonstrate eligibility by verifying the conditions and providing the requested documents.   

  1. Must be an IRS designated 501(c)3 nonprofit.   
  2. Must provide a copy of the most recent Form 990 or its equivalent.   
  3. Must have a service location(s) in Lee County, Florida.  
  4. Must have provided services in Lee County within two years of the application deadline.  
  5. Must have had an independent certified audited financial statement of the most recent or immediate prior fiscal year, including the management letter and written response. (*Agency can substitute with section 6&7 below)     
  6. Provide a copy of the most recent CPA’s Peer Review letter.   
  7. Must provide monthly financial statements (within the last 60 days).   
  8. Applicant/Subawardee must comply with Treasury requirements including:  
  9. Defining, tracking, and reporting project performance measures and outcomes.   
  10. Based on the risk assessment, be willing to collaborate with United Way to comply with project monitoring plan. 
  11. Willing to enter into a SUBRECIPIENT agreement that stipulates a willingness to comply with 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards and other applicable State and local laws and regulations.    
  12. After completion of a Risk Assessment, the applicant must agree to mitigate any compliance deficiencies.  Subrecipients identified as medium/high risk applicants will require the addition of special considerations to the subaward. 
  13. Must agree to an annual audit if awarded funding through this Grant Project.    
  14. The applicant or agents of this project must not be disqualified to participate in Federal programs as verified through   

Click here for an ARPA Fact Sheet.

FAQ regarding ARPA

For more information please email

Begin application process by completing Intent to Apply: 

Grant Project Workshop and Information Session training video from April 14, 2022

ARPA Timeline REV