Stonecrest to Accept Applications for ARPA Assistance for Homes and Small Businesses March 20-April 21 – On Common Ground News
STONCREST GA – Beginning Monday, March 20, the City of Stonecrest is accepting applications for its home and small business assistance programs funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These programs are designed to help Stonecrest residents and small business owners who have found themselves in dire financial straits during the pandemic.
Applications and eligibility requirements are available on the city’s website, or applicants can pick up paper copies at Stonecrest City Hall. Application deadline is Friday, April 21st.
“Residents and small business owners are the foundation of any neighborhood,” said Mayor Jazzmin Cobble. “These investment programs will help sustain our community for generations as we work together to rebuild and restore our neighborhoods. I applaud the City Council for their support and implementation of these initiatives, which will bring financial relief to many individuals, families and business owners.”
The city of Stonecrest has been allocated $9.7 million in federal funding to address the negative impact of the pandemic through a few options, including education, housing, food assistance, or loan and grant programs.
After a community engagement process, the City Council approved recommendations for the initial allocation of $5.7 million in ARPA funds. The first categories included Small Business Assistance ($2 million) and Housing Assistance ($1 million).
All applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
For more information on Stonecrest’s home and small business grant programs or to apply online, visit the city’s website at www.stonecrestga.gov and click Stonecrest Forward. Paper applications are available from City Hall at 3120 Stonecrest BLVD., Suite 190, Stonecrest, GA 30038.
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