Back to top

ARPA Economic Development Grants

American flag in a circle with American Rescue Plan Economic Development below
November 15, 2023

Cobb County received approximately $147 million from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  The U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021. It set aside funding for local and state governments to support public health, essential workers, and infrastructure measures and to lessen the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cobb County economic development partners received $22 Million in funds to support workforce programs, small and minority business programs, and child care. Below is a list of disbursements of these economic development ARPA funds.


ARPA Funds Disbursements
Program Name Organization Website Accepting Applications?
ARPA Project #1.10 GLOW Atlanta Growing Leadership of Women, Inc. Learn More at YES
Tommy Nobis Center Workforce Development Services for Cobb County Tommy Nobis Center Learn More at Funds support existing programs
Boss Young Professional Career Exploration Program Cobb Works, Inc. Learn More at YES
Child Care Learning Center Employee Grant Select Cobb Learn More at NO - CLOSED
Hospitality & Tourism Workforce Employee Retention Grant A Cobb Travel & Tourism, Inc. Learn More at YES
Cobb County Business Bootcamp Cobb County Business Bootcamp Learn More at Coming January 1, 2024
South Cobb County Resilience & Stabilization for All Family Life Restoration Center Inc. Learn More at N/A
Workforce Development, Basic Needs, and Small Business Assistance Urban League of Greater Atlanta Learn More at YES