ARPA Grant Manager

Gaston County
February 28, 2022
Gastonia, NC, NC
Billing Address
128 West Main Ave
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Essential Duties

The duties listed below are not all of the duties that may be assigned but are those that are considered as essential for an employee to perform.

  • Coordination, oversight and fiscal management of Gaston County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) implementation.
  • Duties include all facets of program management in accordance with federal requirements to ensure compliance with spending parameters, monitoring and accurate reporting. This position will also be responsible for supervising the work of professional staff and administration and support for related programs and initiatives, either directly or in collaboration with other County departments and possible community stakeholder groups.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate financial activity of grant funded projects/programs to ensure that objectives are accomplished according to federal, state and local regulations.
  • Oversee both the pre-award and post-award activity for assigned grant funding. Manage federal grant funding as mandated by federal guidance. Coordinate budget development, allowable costs, funding allocations, and appropriate approvals.
  • Create new grant project budgets, monitor all expenses, verify availability of funds and allowable expenses as dictated by federal grant guidance.
  • Interpret laws and regulations pertaining to federal grants and aligns grant projects for compliance.
  • Prepare status reports for Grants Committee, County Administration and Board of Commissioners.
  • Evaluate all budgets and analyze all costs according to budget and ensure work within appropriate deadline.
  • Manage sub-recipient grant application and award process
  • Train and aid all sub-recipients to assist in proper management of grant funding.
  • Provide comprehensive monitoring of sub-recipients.
  • Monitor grant-funded projects and their budgets to ensure compliance with grant specifications.
  • Complete and submit required grant reporting to grantor.
  • Review reimbursement requests and track fund disbursement.
  • Maintain grant-related reference resources.
  • Have working knowledge of funding sources and associated requirements and regulations, including 2 Code of Federal Regulation 200 – Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principals, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
  • Have working knowledge of procedures related to financial administration of grants.
  • Ability to analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines.
  • Ability to independently research and analyze information and to propose programs and projects.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Prepare budget amendments and journal entries, reconciliation of account activity, and any other duties as deemed necessary.



$64721.00 - $103553.00 per year


Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or related field.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in grants management and preferably in the government sector.  A combination of education and experience will be considered.  The candidate selected must undergo a criminal background check and pass a drug screening test prior to employment