The United Way of Walworth County is setting an example for how to distribute federal funding intended to offset the negative impacts of COVID-19.

CEO Tammy Dunn says the 45 non-profits the United Way of Walworth County serves were hit hard when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the canceling of many fundraisers.

Dunn says $100,000 in ARPA funding was distributed last year, and another $75,000 was distributed this week.

In the latest round of funding, 22 Walworth County non-profits received grants of between $1000 and $7,500.

The United Way of Walworth County was the first United Way in the country to receive ARPA funding.

 

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