Apply for ARP Funds

Winona County ARP Funds Grant Application Now Open

The Winona County American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds grant application for non-profit organizations and businesses serving Winona County is now open. The application can be found at The application submission deadline is May 30, 2022.  We anticipate more requests than funding can support.  Please be prepared to include a “plan B” in your application should the project be partially funded.  

The Winona County Board allocated $2.5 million for community projects.  Non-profit organizations and businesses serving Winona County are encouraged to apply.  Eligible project areas and examples can be found at  Project funding decisions will be made by the Winona County Board.   

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Pettersen, ARP Grants Coordinator, at 

The application deadline has now ended.

The Winona County Board approved over $2.5 million dollars in American Rescue Plan funds to be distributed to organizations across the county to work on a variety of projects.  Many more applications for projects were submitted than available funding.  Criteria used to determine recommendations included community impact, reach across the county, meeting needs identified in both the Engage Winona survey and Community Health needs assessment, and fulfilling the intent of the special projects funding and areas identified by US Treasury.  An additional $400,000 was approved for county department projects.  A list of projects can be found here.