Briefs

Lane County Awards $3M in ARPA grants


Last week, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to provide a total of $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support projects at 17 local community organizations. 

“Tuesday was a great day,” said Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Pat Farr. “I am so proud that we were able to set aside these one-time funds to help support the great work of so many community organizations that are working hard to help improve lives in Lane County.”

The grants were made to several local organizations, including the Center for Rural Livelihoods in Oregon, Community Sharing Program, HIV Alliance, Homes for Good Housing Agency, Lane Arts Council, Looking Glass Community Services, McKenzie Valley Long Term Recovery Group, Mid Lane Cares, Nurturely, Ophelia’s Place, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, SquareOne Villages and Volunteers in Medicine Clinic.  

“We are excited to be one of the grant recipients,” said McKenzie Valley Long Term Recovery Group Executive Director Devin Thompson. “This funding will help us work with wildfire survivors in the McKenzie River Valley to recover and rebuild their homes and their community.”