American Rescue Plan Act

Application – Community Development and Public Health

Nonprofit Recovery Grants
* Please note, applications must be recieved by January 5, 2024.
Ways to complete and submit your application for consideration:
  1. Submit Electronically (Below)
  2. Download and Submit a Hardcopy

Hardcopy Applications should be submitted to:

Office of the Albany County Executive

112 State Street

Albany, NY 12207

Have a Question?

The County will accept questions through December 1, 2023 and will publicly post responses to the ARPA Portal on this page.

To submit a question, simply fill out the below form. If you include your email, you will be notified when responses are publicly posted. 

Nonprofit Recovery Grants
Application Details
Albany County is dedicating $1,500,000 of ARPA funding to promote the recovery of nonprofit organizations in the County that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The County has an opportunity to use these funds to make strategic investments by providing valuable resources to community nonprofits to help ensure a strong and equitable recovery from the pandemic.
Recovery funding is available for non-profit organizations that were in operation prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate that they experienced a negative economic impact as a result of required closures and other efforts to contain the pandemic. These funds do not require a specific proposal or work plan. Awardees will be considered beneficiaries of ARPA funding and will be required to submit periodic compliance information but will not be subject to subrecipient compliance requirements.
Application Details, Eligibility and Restrictions
Competitive Process : Funds will be awarded only after the completion, submission, and review of a complete application. Incomplete or deficient applications will be disqualified for consideration by the County. Completion of an application is not a guarantee of an award. Applications will be reviewed, and investments will be made at the discretion of the County.
Award Structure: Nonprofit recovery awards will be provided as one-time grants.
Decision Process. Each proposed project and applicant will be subject to the County’s standard ARPA decision making process in order to ensure ARPA eligibility, ability of applicants to meet the reporting and compliance requirements as set forth by the US Treasury, and to determine the best and most strategic use of funds.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, January 19, 2024.
Award Notification: Applicants are anticipated to be notified of application status around February of 2024. Once approved, successful applicants will be required to complete intake forms and enter into a contract with the County.

Application Assistance: The County of Albany will be hosting information sessions during the application open period to assist grant applicants. For more information visit:

Federal Eligibility:  County awards must be expended in compliance with applicable Local, State and Federal law. The use of funds must address impacts associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. For additional information, see Federal regulations below: Click Here.

    Eligible Organizations: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a nonprofit organization located in Albany County. Aid may only be provided to support organizations that were operating prior to the pandemic and affected by required closures and other efforts to contain the pandemic. For consideration, organizations must be in good standing with the County.
        Award Restrictions: Awarded funds may not be used to pay taxes, fees, or any other payments due to Albany County. In addition, organization or entities shall not be permitted to use funds for expenses that already have been or will be covered by any other local, state, or federal assistance program.

        Award Terms: All funds must be expended by December 31, 2026.

        Protection of Personal Information:  The County utilizes appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to reasonably mitigate risks and protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of any personal information provided as a part of this application.

        Award Amounts:  Applicants should be mindful of the following program area funding allocations in making their funding request:

        • Non-profit organizations with up to 15 employees will be eligible for recovery grants of up to $25,000.
        • Non-profit organizations with more than 15 employees will be eligible for recovery grants of up to $50,000.
        ** An employee is someone that the organization hires to perform a service. Organizations compensate employees for their work. Employees typically have a specified pay rate and a written or implied employment contract with the organization they work for.
        Grading Criteria:  Nonprofit Recovery Grant Awards will be prioritized based on the level of negative financial impact the organization endured during the COVID-19 pandemic.
        Forms You Will Need
        For Your Application
        Proposed Budget Form and US Treasury Reporting and Compliance Guidance  
        US Treasury Reporting and Compliance Guidance: Applicants will be required to ackowledge that the have recieved a copy of and understand the US Treasury’s Reporting and Compliance Guidance. A copy is available by clicking the below button or ny visiting:

        Please note, the digital Nonprofit Recovery  Grant application does not have a “save and continue later” feature.  To assist applicants in preparing application responses offline at their convenience, there is a downloadable Word document which contains the application questions. Applicants may work on the Word document and can then copy and paste responses into online application. If you have any trouble downloading the Word document, please email