Montgomery County Recovery Office

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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.

Highlights


Montgomery County Honors Recipients of $161 Million in ARPA Funds


Souderton, PA – The Montgomery County Recovery Office recently recognized over 100 recipients of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program, underscoring the ongoing success of the initiative. Montgomery County Commissioners Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr. and Jamila H. Winder convened with stakeholders across sectors to discuss transformative projects positively influencing the county's future.

The ARPA funds, ranging from bolstering public health infrastructure to supporting small businesses and enhancing educational systems, have left a significant imprint across the county. In August 2022, the county allocated $161.4 million in ARPA funding to 112 businesses, nonprofits, and organizations. Presently, 79% of the projects, amounting to $87 million in funding, are in progress, with 19% nearing completion.

Tom Bonner, deputy chief operating officer of Montgomery County and representative of the Montgomery County Recovery Office, highlighted successful initiatives, including the distribution of $7 million in small grants. Ongoing transformative projects, such as the Housing Opportunities Fund and the Food Policy Council, were also emphasized. Several nonprofit organizations, including Generations of Indian Valley, Expressive Path, and ACLAMO, shared with the public their success on their projects.

The Recognition Luncheon served as a platform for sharing success stories and insights, illustrating the collective commitment of County Commissioners, the Recovery Office, and grant recipients to building a brighter and more resilient community. 


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.

Details:

  • 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.

                          Learn more


Empowering Together: Transformative Grants and Recovery Office Initiatives

  1. Small Business MWV Grant Program
  2. Fire Service Recovery Grant Program
  3. Other Initiatives

Small Business Grant Program - Lansdale awardeesThe 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.

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