County Calls for Proposals for ARPA Grants Administrator | Local News

THOMASVILLE — Thomas County commissioners have issued a request for proposals to select an officer to administer the American Rescue Plan Act grant program for households, including individuals and families.

On June 9, Thomas County received its second installment of ARPA funds. Its first installment was received in June 2021. Together, the two installments represent $8.6 million in funding.

Under ARPA, payments for household expenses are allowed in four areas: food; rent, mortgages and utilities; professional training; and transportation.

The minimum requirements for an administrative officer are summarized as follows:

• A non-profit (not-for-profit) entity legally incorporated and in good standing with the office of the Georgia Secretary of State.

• An entity providing services that directly benefit residents of unincorporated Thomas County.

• Responding entities must submit financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

• Responding entities must provide proof of their federal tax-exempt status in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service’s IRC sec.501(c)(3).

• Other requirements as outlined in the official Request for Proposal located on the Thomas County Board of Commissioners website or at the Thomas County Commissioners Office, 116 West Jefferson St. (229.225.4100).

Proposals should be submitted by email to [email protected] by Thursday, June 30. For more information, contact County Clerk Celeste Tyler at (229) 225-4100.

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