Program Administrator Subrecipient Open Call

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Program Administrator Subrecipient Open Call - How to Apply 

Cook County is holding an open call for subrecipients to support the Climate Resiliency Planning for Communities project. The project, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), is currently in Phase I (planning), working with five partner communities to develop individualized plans relevant to their needs, putting communities at the center of planning and project prioritization. The selected partner will work under the direction of County staff to implement climate resiliency solutions in each of the five participating communities (Phase II), informed by community participation and climate resiliency plans developed in Phase I.  


The awarded organization must have the organizational capacity to conduct the work described in the application and have the fiscal and contracting capacity, as well as the accounting and administrative controls necessary to effectively manage a large federal grant award. Requirements include financial stability, fiscal solvency, ability to segregate expenditures by funding source and sufficient and competent staffing to oversee the scope of work and comply with the subrecipient agreement.   


Subrecipient will administer a program, managing implementation and subcontracting of projects that meet community needs, improve climate resilience and have the biggest possible impact prior to program end (December 31, 2026). An amount not to exceed $14,055,440 is available for this program. 

Important Dates 

Posted to website: Friday, April 12, 2024 

Informational webinar: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 1 p.m. CDT. Recording is available here

Deadline to submit questions for response: Friday, April 26, 2024 by 5 p.m. CDT. Please submit all questions via email to 

FAQs posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 

Deadline to submit full application packet: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by 5 p.m. CDT. Please submit completed application and attachments to 

Evaluation and Review: May - June 2024 

Partner Announced: June 2024