File photo, courtesy United Way of Walworth County on Facebook.

ELKHORN — Walworth County nonprofits hurt during the pandemic can now apply for part of $100,000 in grants being distributed to the United Way of Walworth County.


Walworth County selected the United Way of Walworth County to administer the $100,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and distribute them to local nonprofits through a new ARPA grant-funding program.

The purpose of the grant-funding program is to offset the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic incurred by local 501(c)(3) agencies in 2021.

“Dozens of nonprofit agencies in Walworth County were impacted by the pandemic,” says Tammy Dunn, United Way of Walworth County executive director in a news release. “They lost their fundraisers and volunteers at a time when the need was escalating. This grant will strengthen the foundation of these nonprofits so they can continue to serve all who are in need.”

Eligible agencies can apply for between $1,000 and $9,000 and may utilize the grant for assistance implementing COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics; technical assistance, consulting, or other services for business planning; assistance with payroll support, costs to retain employees or other operating costs; or assistance to those impacted by COVID-19.

A board comprised of United Way of Walworth County committee members will select the grantaward winners.

Only 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply.

These organizations must also maintain their principal place of business in Walworth County, conduct their business in Walworth County, and serve people within Walworth County.

Qualifying 501(c)(3) agencies interested in applying should contact Tammy Dunn for an application, (262) 374-4474.

The application is also available online at

The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022, at 5 p.m.

Awards will be issued between February and May 2022.This project is being supported in whole or in part by federal award number FAIN #SLFRP 2146awarded to Walworth County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

By Staff Report

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