The City of Goshen is awarding over $400,000 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to local nonprofit organizations in an effort to support their work in the community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The continued provision of services and resources provided by local nonprofit organizations is vital to the community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the negative health consequences of the pandemic and general well-being of the community.

A total of 19 organizations applied for a grant. A review committee comprised of two City Council members, staff, and community representatives awarded part or full sums of all 19 requested grants.

The following organizations will receive the grants after July 2022 and will have until Dec. 31, 2024 to use the funds:

  • ADEC, Inc., ADEC Summer Camp, $25,000
  • Center for Healing and Hope, Food Security with Dignity and Natural Helpers program, $25,000
  • Elkhart County Clubhouse, Home repairs for accessibility and safety, $19,704
  • Bashor Children’s Home, Benevolent Care Services and Safe Place Community training, $25,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County, Summer Camp Food Support, $3,500
  • Bushelcraft, Fresh Food for Families in Goshen’s Food Desert, $5,000
  • Child and Parent Services, Family Resource Center Navigator, $10,000
  • Council on Aging of Elkhart County, Access to Healthcare, $25,000
  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana, Mobile Food Distributions, $20,000
  • Goshen Christian Montessori School, Expanding high quality child care options, $5,000
  • Goshen Community Schools, Field Trip funding, $40,000
  • Goshen Health, Weekend Backpack Meal Program, $24,960
  • Goshen Interfaith, Homeless Shelter relocation, $20,000
  • Goshen Maple City Kiwanis, Tools-4-Schools program, $10,000
  • Goshen Select Soccer Club, Capital projects for field development, $75,000
  • Horizon Education Alliance, Positive Parenting Program, $20,000
  • Maple City Health Care Center, COVID Vaccination for Goshen, $25,000
  • Ryan’s Place, Children’s Grief Support programs, $20,000
  • ULEAD, Kindness Week Events, $11,500

The City of Goshen was allocated $6.6 million in ARP funds with the intended use of responding to public health emergency with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic or its negative economic impacts on the community, responding to workers performing essential work during the pandemic and to make necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure. For more information about the ARP Fund Plan or the grant program, go to