The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the United Way-Lee County Nonprofit Human Service projects recommended by United Way for funding through the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. The vote authorizes distribution of up to $16.2 million of funding to local nonprofits previously obligated by the commissioners in March. Recommended services include mental health, homelessness recovery, health care, youth programs, food security, workforce training, violence prevention and others. United Way, with the assistance of 71 community volunteers, selected these projects to ensure broad distribution of funding, proportionality and highest-quality outcomes. United Way will develop and execute funding agreements with each awarded nonprofit organization to define the parameters of the project and the disbursement of funds. It will monitor the subrecipient projects for local and federal compliance through quarterly reports to Lee County on project progress and performance and through other organizational monitoring based on organizational risk. Lee County will review and submit the required quarterly and annual reports to the U.S. Treasury with information related to each of these projects.