ARPA Health and Wellness Application

Arpa - health & wellness 

community response application

ARPA health and wellness community response application



On July 14, 2021, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (“Board”) approved expenditure of the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funding as outlined in the COVID-19 Operational Response Update (Agenda Item #21-0511). ARPA Health and Wellness Community Response Funding will be awarded to community organizations working with Fulton County residents disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.

Programs and services will relate to chronic disease prevention and treatment, behavioral health, other medical conditions, and related wellness services. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, HIV/AIDS, and cancer are the leading causes of death and disability among Georgians; however, they are preventable.

Behavioral health services will include the treatment and support for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse. Other medical and preventative care services include yearly check-ups, screenings, and immunizations, all of which are important to getting and staying healthy and which can help avoid health problems and prevent minor issues from becoming major health concerns. 

Respondents to the RFP will be required to propose programming and services that address a minimum of one ARPA Health and Wellness funding priority

Health and Wellness Priorities
1. Prevent illness and health disparities by educating and connecting individuals to available resources.
2. Programs addressing mental health, depression, stress, trauma and anxiety among individuals.
3. Programs focusing on HIV prevention and education.
4. Programs focusing on affordable housing, job training, and access to medications for persons living with HIV.
5. Programs focusing on financial literacy and wellness.

Respondents to the RFP will be required to select and report on a minimum of one ARPA Health and Wellness performance measure.

Health and Wellness County defined performance measures

  • Number of individuals connected to available resources to help mitigate illness and health disparities
  • Number of individuals receiving referrals to behavioral health and other supportive services
  • Number of individuals who report or demonstrate improved health-related outcomes or other “quality of life” measures
  • Number of individuals who report increased knowledge around reducing the risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV
  • Number of persons with HIV participating in programs focusing on affordable housing, and job training


To be eligible to apply for ARPA Health and Wellness funding, organizations must:

  • Be a community or faith-based organization providing health and wellness services
  • Be located and/or providing social support services to Fulton County residents
  • Have strong relationships and trust in the community
  • Agree to subrecipient requirements for funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (Reference attachment titled “Subrecipient requirements under ARPA”)


1. 2021 agency/organization recipients of Fulton County American Rescue Plan or CARES Act funding
2. Agencies whose activities are restricted to its membership.
3. College / University projects which are not open to the public and do not serve a significant (50%) non-student population.
4. Government agencies; Agencies that serve as funding sources to 501(c)3 organizations.
5. Projects of a religious nature.
6. Scholarships to public / private educational institutions.
7. Deficit Reduction.
8. Capital expenditures (resources not completely consumed during the contract year i.e. computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, construction, vehicles, cell phones, etc.).  Program materials that may be pertinent to the scope of services of a funded program and that aid in grantee meeting contracted program outcomes are excluded from capital expenditure definition (i.e. children's story books, educational materials, games, puzzles, and flash cards).

Organization Information

Federal Tax ID
Organization Name
Organization’s mailing address (headquarters, phone, URL)
Organization’s Mission
Is your organization a registered 501c3 with the Georgia Secretary of State?
Describe your organization-main programs or activities

Contact Information

Contact information for the person who is authorized to sign legal documents on behalf of the organization-name, title, telephone number, email


Select the ARPA Health and Wellness Priority(ies) that will be addressed from the priority list identified above.

Description of ARPA Health and Wellness community response activities

1. Briefly describe how COVID 19 has impacted your current social service delivery.
2. Provide a description of your organization’s Health and Wellness services.
3. Define the population to be served, number to be served, and geographic location.
4. Describe how ARPA Health and Wellness funding will be used to assist Fulton County residents disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences, to include a.) Requested amount of ARPA Health and Wellness Community Response Funding for the next 60-90 days, and b.) Budget


1. Review the Application Criteria
2. Answer each of the application questions in the attached link and submit to
3. Submit a completed application by 12 p.m. on Friday, October 29
4. Award amounts will vary based on organizational capacity, scope of services provided and total resources available.


Download the Subrecipient Requirements for Funding under ARPA