See How ARPA Funds are being spent


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Taste Project
Guests talking to the chef at the table   Taste Project chef apprentices completed a 16-week culinary training program and shared their talents during a recent Showcase Dinner. Tarrant County ARPA funds are supporting culinary arts training and workforce development for a new generation of chefs with the goal of long-term employment and marketable skills.


ACH Child And Family Service
Pat O'Neal Emergency Shelter   ARPA funds are helping youth at ACH’s Pat O’Neal Emergency Shelter in Fort Worth. The program offers homeless, runaway, and trafficked youth, ages 10-17, housing and care while staff members connect them with social services, reunite them with family, or find alternative, safe, & supportive long-term living arrangements.


One Safe Place


One of the HOPE campers engaged in fishing



With assistance from ARPA Funds, Camp HOPE campers and their families attended Hope Ranch in Mansfield. During their time at Hope Ranch, families participated in fishing, bounce houses, a hayride, and other fun and therapeutic activities.


Tarrant Area Food Bank

Ground breaking of the Tarrant Area food bank's agricultural food hub



Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) broke ground on March 1 for its new agricultural food hub. ARPA funding helped purchase land that will expand TAFB’s food distribution network, the future home of a 7,500 square-foot facility that will used for fresh food donations.


Good for you Pantry

Commissioner Brooks with the students of Elementary School



North Texas Healthy Communities launched its newest Good for Pantry at C.C. Moss Elementary School in Fort Worth on January 26. ARPA funds will support a total of 10 Community-based food pantries over the next two years.



Community Food Bank
Food Dustribution at the food bank  

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Community Food Bank helped more than 5,000 families secure groceries and essentials for holiday meals.  



Arlington Charities
Commissioner Simmons cutting the ribbon at Arlington Charties Mobile food pantry   With the help of ARPA funds, Arlington Charities purchased a Mobile Market Truck to distribute fresh food to 19 zip codes in Arlington, Dalworthington Gardens, Grand Prairie, Kennedale.


Moncrief Cancer Institute

Rodney lambert giving a testimony on his experience with Moncrief


“It’s important to me to get screened for prostate cancer because it runs in my family. Moncrief Cancer Institute makes it easy to get screened for prostate cancer, and I encourage all men to do it because it could save your life” – Rodney Lambert. ARPA funds are supporting cancer screenings, awareness & education in Tarrant County.

One Second Collaborative

Streering Commitee Meeting
  The One Second Collaborative hosted its first steering committee meeting in April. Organized by the United Way of Tarrant County, the goal of the One Second Collaborative is to implement a comprehensive community-led plan to reduce youth gun violence in Tarrant County.


Texas Tech Mansfield Nursing Program

Texas Tech Nursing Program
  ARPA funds help to train workforce-ready nurses at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Mansfield. The program, based at Mansfield Methodist Health Center, is expected to graduate a total of 80 new nurses by August 2023.                   


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County


Two kids playing with their parent in the club


The Club’s Mobile Clubhouse Experience has a positive impact on youth in the community, including social emotional development, youth programming, and emotional fitness. A total of 900 youth will be served by the Clubhouse Experience during the ARPA grant period.


James L. West Center for Dementia Care

One of the speakers addressing the audience


With the help of ARPA funds, the James L. West Center for Dementia Care launched its new Bilingual Education Program – Cerebro Sano – to aid Spanish-speaking families with dementia and caregiver education.


HELP (Health Education Learning Project) Center
HIV ribbon on the hands of a female   Help Center’s Health Care Now provides uninsured Tarrant County residents access to life-saving HIV preventative care and primary care services. ARPA funds have helped 519 individuals receive live-saving health care and treatments.                                                                                              


GRACE Grapevine

a lady who got benifited at GRACE with her two daugters

  The Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) Transitional Housing program, supported in part by ARPA funds, is helping families facing homelessness. With the help of case managers at GRACE, Heather and her family recently graduated to a home of their own. 

MHMR of Tarrant County
Out patients at MHMR of Tarrant County
  With the help of ARPA funding, MHMR of Tarrant County’s Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program has supported hundreds of patients to regain independence, job training, and social functioning for improved quality of life.


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