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Application Process Change for Polk’s American Rescue Plan Funding

Published on Sep 23, 2021

A modification to the American Rescue Plan application process has been made that will require those seeking funding to request an application be sent to them.

To be considered for a portion of the $10.4 million in American Rescue Plan funding in Polk County, forms must be submitted by 5 p.m., Oct. 4. For more information and to request an application, organizations can call (863) 534-6482, or email

The modification was made to make the process accessible to all organizations.

As part of the process, organizations are requested to submit informational proposals for projects that would help the community recover from and respond to COVID-19.

Polk County received about $140 million in the overall plan that can be used for several purposes. The Board allocated $10.4 million of its ARP funds to be used by organizations located in and doing business in Polk County. They also must have been established as a business prior to Jan. 1, 2021.