ARPA Basic Needs

Covid-19 affected our communities in many ways including loss of job, illness, isolation, and the ability to maintain housing and basic needs.   The impact has been felt by all.  AntFarm is providing leadership to provide basic goods and services to qualifying households in Clackamas County who have been impacted by COVID-19.  Ensuring that our most vulnerable people are aware of the opportunity and providing intensive support to ensure equity and barrier free access, AntFarm is taking the time and care to meet people where they are at.  Our entire AntFarm team is  working with community based organizations, churches, police departments, county departments, and many community members and families to identify and support people with basic needs.


Basic Needs Eligibility Information

1. Qualifying Households

  • Impacted Households
  • Households having or currently experiencing unemployment
  • Households experiencing increased food or housing insecurity
  • Households defined as moderate income relative to the size of the household
  • Households receiving benefits from any of the following federal programs:
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • Childcare Subsidies through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program
  • Medicaid

2. Disproportionately Impacted Households

  • Have a home address in a Clackamas County Qualified Census Tract

  • Households receiving services provided by Tribal governments
  • Households defined as low income relative to the size of the household
  • Households receiving benefits from any of the following federal programs:
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (NSLP) and/or School Breakfast (SBP) programs
  • Medicare Part D Low-income Subsidies
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Head Start and/or Early Head Start
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Section 8 Vouchers
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Pell Grants

Basic Needs Items


Distribution Frequency

Distribution Cap

1. Hygiene items

1x monthly

$10 per person in household

2. Clothing

1x only

$150 for work or school clothes

3. Sanitation supplies

1x monthly

$50 for household

4. Small appliances necessary for preparing or storing meals

1x only

Single order for microwave, small refrigerator, toaster oven, and/or hotplate

5. Baby essentials

1x monthly

$100 per child up to 3 years old

6. Energy efficient supplies such as LED light bulbs

1x only

Review household needs

7. First-aid supplies

1x monthly for medical need; 1x only without medical justification

Review household needs

8. Small cooling and heating units

1x only

Single order for window air conditioner with heating element; radiant heat units; box or window fan

9. Culturally appropriate food items

1x monthly

$50 per household member

10. Bedding

1x only

Review household needs for bedding and beds

11. Childcare

As needed for work

Review household needs

12. Auto Repair for vehicle used for work or school transportation

1x only


Equitable Distribution

AntFarm is committed to support equity, open and barrier free access for all people.  We are intentional to ensure equitable distribution to underserved communities such as people of color, members of religious minorities, LGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities, persons who live in rural areas, and persons adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.

ARPA Basic Needs Application

AntFarm has been awarded $2,000,000 in ARPA funds to provide basic goods and services to qualifying households, in Clackamas County, who have been impacted by COVID-19. AntFarm will take lead in partnership with other community based organizations to distribute these goods and services. If you represent a Community Based Organization supporting Clackamas County residents with basic needs, please complete the ARPA Basic Needs Application to become an AntFarm partner in these efforts. When you apply, we will contact you and share with you more about the process.


Community Members Served-