Social Capital Investment

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Image of Holding HandsSocial Capital is defined as the networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular community, creating close-knit connections and allowing that community to grow and thrive. Washington County created a Social Capital Initiative as part of the Our Great Community Campaign with the goal of building intergovernmental cooperation and establishing connections between the County, local municipalities, nonprofit organizations, religious groups, and business sectors. It is anticipated that fostering these relationships will help people and organizations feel a sense of belonging and a network of support as they continue to build their roots in Washington County. 

The American Rescue Plan Act awarded Washington County $26 million in recovery funds for economic and community recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that will be used to address the current and future issues pertaining to the declining workforce in Washington County.