ARPA Health and Wellness Application

Arpa - health & wellness 

community response application

ARPA health and wellness community response application


BACKGROUND:

On July 14, 2021, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (“Board”) approved expenditure of the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funding as outlined in the COVID-19 Operational Response Update (Agenda Item #21-0511). ARPA Health and Wellness Community Response Funding will be awarded to community organizations working with Fulton County residents disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.

The ARPA Health and Wellness Community Response Application (solicitation 21-0511) that opened on October 6, 2021 and closed on October 29, 2021 did not receive bids from programs in Commission Districts 1, 2, and 6. Therefore, a new ARPA Health and Wellness Community Response solicitation is being released and is only open to agencies located in Fulton County Commission Districts 1, 2, and 6, to increase the opportunity for county-wide participation.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS:
Programs and services will relate to chronic disease prevention and treatment, behavioral health, other medical conditions, and related wellness services. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, HIV/AIDS, and cancer are the leading causes of death and disability among Georgians; however, they are preventable.

Behavioral health services will include the treatment and support for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse. Other medical and preventative care services include yearly check-ups, screenings, and immunizations, all of which are important to getting and staying healthy and which can help avoid health problems and prevent minor issues from becoming major health concerns. 

ARPA HEALTH AND WELLNESS FUNDING PRIORITIES:
Respondents to the RFP will be required to propose programming and services that address a minimum of one ARPA Health and Wellness funding priority

Health and Wellness Priorities
1. Prevent illness and health disparities by educating and connecting individuals to available resources.
2. Programs addressing mental health, depression, stress, trauma and anxiety among individuals.
3. Programs focusing on HIV prevention and education.
4. Programs focusing on affordable housing, job training, and access to medications for persons living with HIV.
5. Programs focusing on financial literacy and wellness.


ARPA HEALTH AND WELLNESS PERFORMANCE MEASURES:
Respondents to the RFP will be required to select and report on a minimum of one ARPA Health and Wellness performance measure.

Health and Wellness County defined performance measures

  • Number of individuals connected to available resources to help mitigate illness and health disparities
  • Number of individuals receiving referrals to behavioral health and other supportive services
  • Number of individuals who report or demonstrate improved health-related outcomes or other “quality of life” measures
  • Number of individuals who report increased knowledge around reducing the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV
  • Number of persons with HIV participating in programs focusing on affordable housing, and job training

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

To be eligible to apply for ARPA Health and Wellness funding, organizations must:

  • Open to agencies located in Fulton County Commission Districts 1, 2, and 6
  • Be a community or faith-based organization providing health and wellness services
  • Provide social support services to Fulton County residents
  • Have strong relationships and trust in the community
  • Agree to subrecipient requirements for funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (Reference attachment titled “Subrecipient requirements under ARPA”)

FUNDING EXCLUSIONS:
1. Previous receipt of Construction projects, renovations, repairs, remodeling of existing buildings, or land acquisitions will not be funded
2. Agencies whose activities are restricted to its membership.
3. College / University projects which are not open to the public and do not serve a significant (50%) non-student population.
4. Government agencies; Agencies that serve as funding sources to 501(c)3 organizations.
5. Projects of a religious nature.
6. Scholarships to public / private educational institutions.
7. Deficit Reduction.
8. Capital expenditures (resources not completely consumed during the contract year i.e. computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, construction, vehicles, cell phones, etc.). Program materials that may be pertinent to the scope of services of a funded program and that aid in grantee meeting contracted program outcomes are excluded from capital expenditure definition (i.e. children's story books, educational materials, games, puzzles, and flash cards).

Application Submission Reminders

  • Review the Application Criteria
  • Answer each of the application questions in the link below https://fultoncountyga.gov/covid-19/arpa-health-and-wellness-application
  • Submit a completed application by noon on Monday, July 11, 2022.
  • Award amounts will vary based on organizational capacity, scope of services provided and total resources available.

For additional information:
Submit questions to covidcommunityresponse@fultoncountyga.gov

Download the Subrecipient Requirements for Funding Under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Document.

arpA health and wellness community resonse application

districts 1, 2 & 6 

Organization Information

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