American Rescue Plan Act Funding and Programs


Park County's goal is to rebuild a sustainable economy through investments in housing development and improvements, individuals and families, capital improvements, restoring the public sector and surging resources to local businesses and nonprofits. Park County has received $3,660,420 in Local Relief Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) from the U.S. Treasury. American Rescue Plan Act dollars are critical to the county's financial plan for recovery which includes a mix of federal, state, and local stimulus funds.

Residential Well Program 

The Residential Well Grant Program is designed to assist Park County residents with the installation of a new well system or repair/rehabilitation of existing well systems.

 To be considered for funding, applicants must have a physical location in unincorporated Park County and meet the at  least one of the following conditions:

  • No access to water (municipal or well), or;
  • Damaged, non-functioning, or undersized well system, or;
  • Have a well system which has been deemed “out of compliance” by Park County 

The application period closed on September 1. We are in the selection process and will be in touch with recipients by the end of September.  

Septic System Upgrade Program

As of August 1, the application period for the Septic System Upgrade Program closed. We appreciate the interest and are in the process of reviewing the applications and will be in touch with everyone who applied by mid-August. 

The funds are limited to individual property owners who live in Park County full-time and will be distributed based on level of need, costs and other factors. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in future programs to improve or install your septic, please complete the Septic Upgrade Interest Form and we will reach out as funds become available. 

Individual and Household Assistance Program (IHAP)

The Individual and Household Assistance Program (IHAP) provides assistance to residents who continue to face unprecedented, direct and indirect impacts due to COVID-19. IHAP offers two different funding opportunities: Direct Cash Assistance (DCA) and assistance to individuals and households. 

Direct Cash Assistance: Award $500

Through the DCA, current recipients of specific State and Federal benefit programs will receive an automatic one-time check that can be used at the discretion of the recipient. There is no application for this direct cash assistance. Eligibility parameters for this program will be announced soon. 

Assistance for individuals and households: Award Ceiling $3,000

Individuals can get assistance with housing payments, utilities, transportation repair costs, food assistance, and other cash assistance needs. Eligible Beneficiaries must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Have a household income that is considered low or moderate income.
  2. Can demonstrate a financial need that was caused by impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Need assistance? Click here to complete the Individual and Household Application.

Small Business and Nonprofit Assistance Program (SBNAP) 

SBNAP provides financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits in Park County in two categories: Negative Economic Impact and Community Project grants. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate negative economic impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Have a physical location in unincorporated Park County
  3. Operating since at least March 26, 2019 
  4. Be current with Park County real and personal property taxes
  5. Be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be in good standing

Small businesses and nonprofits may apply for funding in one or both categories: negative economic impact or community project. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Negative economic impact: Award Ceiling $5,000 

Negative Economic Impact Grant Application

To help mitigate a financial hardship that the entity experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic (payroll and benefits, costs to retain employees, general operating costs (including mortgage, rent, utility, etc.), and technical assistance and counseling to support business planning.

Community projects: Award Ceiling $50,000

For projects that address community needs identified or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Community Project Grant Application 

Please complete an application today!

Questions or needing assistance with the application? 

Please call: 719-247-5452 or Email: