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Flat Rock opens applications for ARP grants

FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council has opened a grant application process to provide financial support to public service providers and Flat Rock-based independent businesses and nonprofits impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding for the grant process is made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.


Initial applications must be submitted to the Flat Rock village administrator by Nov. 23. The Village Council may seek community input to assist in ranking of potential awards and will make the final approval of all awards. The results will be posted publicly. Application forms can be downloaded from the Grant Award Process page on the Village of Flat Rock website (villageofflatrock.org).
Potential grant award candidates will be grouped into:
• Village services, including premium pay for town employees, consultation/administration costs associated with the grant program and possibly a stormwater project (Dye Creek) in the Park at Flat Rock.
• General government services, based on specific needs as recommended by public services providers, including fire and rescue departments, the sheriff’s office, EMS and the Henderson County Rescue Squad.
• Flat Rock-based independent business and nonprofit awards, based on specific pandemic-related economic impacts as documented by the business or nonprofit on the Independent Business and Nonprofit Grant Application. At a minimum, applicants will be required to show a 20 percent reduction in revenue from a base year, prior to declaration of the pandemic emergency, to the following year. In addition, several federal and state requirements govern the award of funds to nonprofits and independent businesses as outlined in the application.
For more information, contact the village at 828-697-8100.