ARPA GRANT PROJECT

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners has allocated over $7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to United Way-SJC to assist local, nonprofit agencies expand social services. This exciting partnership provides organizations within St. Johns 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 August 29, 2022 with applications being due by Friday, October 21, 2022. The full NOFA, which outlines specific eligibility and funding guidelines, can be viewed HERE.

Interested nonprofit agencies should fill out the Intent to Apply below by Monday, September 12, 2022. 

Existing e-CImpact users should sign in with current credentials. New users will need to create an account. 

Applicant Eligibility

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

  • Must be an IRS designated 501(c)3 nonprofit. 
  • Must provide a copy of the most recent Form 990 or its equivalent. 
  • Must have services in St. Johns County, Florida. UWSJC will rely on service locations included in the Florida business registry OR the service locations the applicant enters in the application. Please submit narrative describing work performed in the application. 
  • Recent Audit or Independent Financial Review no more than two years old. If revenues are above $500,000 an audit is required. If revenues are below $500,000 an Independent Financial Review is required. Review or Audit conducted by an independent CPA according to generally accepted accounting principles, GAAP, which includes opinion of accuracy. 

Applicant/Subawardee must comply with Treasury requirements including:

  • Defining, tracking, and reporting project performance measures and outcomes. 
  • Based on the risk assessment, be willing to collaborate with UWSJC to comply with the project monitoring plan. 
  • Be 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Must agree to an annual audit if awarded funding through this Grant Project. 
  • The applicant or agents of this project must not be disqualified to participate in State and/or Federal programs as verified through www.myflorida.com and www.sam.gov/SAM.

Critical Dates and Timeline

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Mon, 8/29/22
UWSJC Issues Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Application Open
Wed, 9/7/22
9:00 AM
Workshop for public comment – process to allocate Federal funds at 500 San Sebastian View
Wed, 9/7/22
After workshop
Grant workshop for nonprofits at 500 San Sebastian View
Mon, 9/12/22
5:00 PM
NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE
Fri, 9/16/22
5:00 PM
Deadline for questions regarding NOFA
Tues, 9/27/22
5:00 PM
Responses to NOFA questions posted
Fri, 10/7/22
5:00 PM
RISK ASSESMENT DEADLINE *Extended to 10/7*
Fri, 10/21/22
5:00 PM
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Tues, 11/15/22
1:00 PM
Evaluation committee members meet to score each project application using scoring criteria
Wed, 11/16/22
1:00 PM
Evaluation committee members meet to score each project application using scoring criteria
Thurs, 11/17/22
1:00 PM
Evaluation committee members meet to score each project application using scoring criteria
Tues, 11/22/22
9:00 AM
Public Workshop for public comment – allocation of funds at 500 San Sebastian View
Fri, 12/2/22
5:00 PM
Notice of conditional selection or non-selection to all project applicants

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