Montgomery County Recovery Office
The Recovery Office connects our community to information, resources, and opportunities and equitably distributes funding throughout Montgomery County. Our goal is to support all residents' health, social, and economic well-being, address racial and other disparities, and serve those in need of assistance. The Recovery Office manages a variety of different funding programs and county-wide projects to support this recovery.
Montgomery County Honors Recipients of $161 Million in ARPA Funds
Montgomery County Childcare Recovery Grant
Exciting news! Our Childcare Recovery Grant Program is officially accepting applications. This initiative, part of the Montgomery County Recovery Plan, offers essential support to licensed Childcare Providers and School-aged Before- and After-Care Facilities. We invite all eligible providers to take advantage of this opportunity. Apply now and take a significant step towards the financial recovery of your childcare facility.
- Funding Allocation: $4,000,000 available for eligible providers.
- Eligibility: Valid license from Pennsylvania DHS/OCDEL Bureau of Certification, operating within Montgomery County.
- Grant Awards: Tailored to facility capacity, ensuring equitable distribution.
Empowering Together: Transformative Grants and Recovery Office Initiatives
The Recovery Office initially allocated $2,650,000 for the Small Business Grant Program, a part of its $161.4 million ARPA allocation. Due to the program's success, County management increased its funding by over $500,000 to ensure that all eligible applicants received grants. In total, 254 small businesses benefited from this initiative, with an average grant amount of $12,419.03, contributing significantly to economic resilience and transformation in the community. This initiative not only safeguarded jobs but also strengthened our local economy, making an immediate impact.
On Thursday, November 2, Montgomery County Commissioners Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. and Jamila H. Winder, along with representatives from the Recovery Office, presented a substantial check of $242,088 to a group of 15 small businesses in Lansdale as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The program focused on supporting minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses, ensuring inclusivity and economic empowerment. Commissioner Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. emphasized the importance of aiding local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the ARPA. Commissioner Jamila H. Winder highlighted the program's dedication to uplifting historically disadvantaged groups.
Noteworthy Lansdale businesses, including KUB KAO Thai by Rice & Curry, Mike's Shoe Repair, and Soleil Luna Hair Salon, were among the beneficiaries of this support, ensuring their survival during these challenging times. For more information, click here.
In August 2023, the Recovery Office and county officials presented a $1,500,000 check, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, to support the Montgomery County Volunteer and Combination Fire Departments. These essential first responders had been grappling with economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a decline in operating revenue and reduced fundraising opportunities. In response to their needs, the Fire Services Recovery Grant Program was established as a needs-based grant initiative designed to mitigate the economic impacts and offer financial assistance to eligible Fire Departments. Learn more about this program
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Program Start-Up and Technical Assistance Grant
$5 million has been allocated for a county-wide grant program facilitated by the County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This initiative aims to establish and expand child and adolescent behavioral health services across all 22 school districts in the County. The approval and disbursement of funds have been completed, enabling schools to expand existing programs or initiate in-house technical assistance. These funds will significantly enhance mental health services for students in all Montgomery County School Districts, ensuring a supportive environment for their well-being and growth. For more information, click to learn more.
Montgomery County Childcare Recovery Grant
A sum of $4,000,000 has been designated for the implementation of the Licensed Childcare Operation Recovery Program, which will unfold in two phases. The initiative will specifically target licensed Childcare Provider facilities in Montgomery County, drawing from the County's federal allocation for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). Within the allocated funds, $500,000 will be set aside to establish a substitute teacher sub-pool, providing additional assistance to eligible providers at no cost. This aspect will be integrated into the program's second phase.
The primary objective of the program is to aid childcare providers in recuperating some of the revenue lost due to the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including declines in enrollments, reduced staffing levels, and closures stemming from COVID-19 outbreaks. Learn more
Montgomery County First Time Homebuyers Program Expansion
We are excited to introduce a new initiative aimed at making homeownership a reality for low, moderate-, and median-income households in Montgomery County. Managed by the Department of Housing and Community Development, this program is designed to extend a helping hand to those aspiring to purchase a home within the county.
Learn more about this program