Clay County received $24,274,734.50 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), as authorized with Resolution 2021-121. This figure represents half of what the County can expect to eventually receive, or $48,549,469.00. With 2021-Ordinance-22, the County Commission preliminarily, subject to need, allocated these funds evenly among main categories of eligible uses. Those include, according to the US Treasury’s Final Rule


  • To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality
  • To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID–19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers
  • For the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID–19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency
  • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.



Additional information on ARPA can be found at the US Treasury website.

Grant opportunities from the State of Missouri can be found here:


  • $20,000.00 for arts asset mapping by ArtsKC to assist with an impacted industry’s recovery (Resolution 2022-01)


  • $30,000.00 for home repairs by Rebuilding Together KC, focused on low or moderate income households (Resolution 2022-02)

  • $805,495.00 to match the City of Smithville’s designated ARPA water and sewer infrastructure projects (Resolution 2022-03)

  • $114,215.95 to the Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District for ambulance medical equipment (Resolution 2022-28)

  •  Up to $850,000.00 for stormwater projects at Century Park and a watershed plan for downtown Excelsior Springs (Resolution 2022-48)

  • $40,486.00 for stormwater infrastructure remediation at the Oakbrook subdivision (Resolution 2022-70)


  • $350,000.00 for trail repairs at Smithville Lake due to higher use during COVID (Resolution 2022-97)

  • $50,000.00 for campsite pad repairs at Smithville Lake due to higher use during COVID (Resolution 2022-98)

  • $200,000.00 to the Downtown Excelsior Partnership (DEP) for administration of Countywide tourism promotion (Resolution 2022-109)


  • $2,500,000.00 to North Kansas City Hospital to reimburse costs for COVID testing, pharmaceuticals, and other related materials (Resolution 2022-125)


  • $2,250,000.00 to Liberty Hospital for capital projects to prevent and treat COVID (Resolution 2022-126)


  • $1,500,000.00 to Excelsior Springs Hospital to reimburse costs for installation of Air Handling Units (Resolution 2022-127)


  • Up to $1,000,000.00 to reimburse Clay County Public Health Center’s 2022 costs for responding to COVID (Resolution 2022-128)


  • Up to $210,000.00 to Life Unlimited for remote support technology serving individuals with disabilities (Resolution 2022-129)


  • $850,000.00 to the City of Kearney for water storage tanks (Resolution 2022-156)


  • $1,800,000.00 to the City of Gladstone for collocated dispatch and water main replacement (Resolution 2022-158)


  • $1,880,000.00 to the City of Liberty for water treatment and water mains (Resolution 2022-159)


  • $700,000.00 to North Kansas City for water main relocation and replacement (Resolution 2022-160)


  • $75,000.00 for inmate detention center sanitation products (Resolution 2022-163)


  • $500,000.00 to remodel the Commission Hearing Room and create new Commissioner offices (Resolution 2022-219)


  •  $250,000.00 to restore the Tourism Coordinator position and programs (Resolution 2022-283)


  • $18,000.00 for Job Training related to COVID (Resolution 2022-284)


  • $500,000.00 for an Employee Retention Incentive Program (Resolution 2022-285)


  • $24,000.00 for Employee Financial Wellness (Resolution 2022-286)


  • $198,000.00 for Shrader Building roof repairs (Resolution 2022-266)


  • $43,430.00 for Quick Building remodel (Resolution 2022-267)


  • $110,860.00 for Prosecutor case backlog staff office space (Resolution 2022-268)


  • $50,000.00 for Shoreline Stabilization Riprap at Smithville Lake (Resolution 2022-287)


  • $52,795.00 for Highway Building repairs (Resolution 2022-289)



    YTD Expenditures

    *Updated as of 09/15/22


  •  ~$180,000.00 per year for new Prosecutor staff to address a backlog of cases due to COVID (Resolution 2021-151)
  •  Up to $1,849,156.00 to reimburse the Operation Safe vaccination consortium (Resolution 2021-163)
  • $828,985.38 for Sheriff radio encryption project (Resolutions 2021-206, 207, and 208)
  • $20,905.00 for Circuit Court video conferencing technology (Resolution 2021-248)
  • $79,188.62 for Law Enforcement Resource Center (Resolution 2021-265)
  • $986,121.00 for Crow’s Creek lagoon wastewater maintenance at Smithville Lake (Resolution 2021-290)

  • Up to ~$100,000.00 to provide paid leave for County employees following COVID-19 public health protocols (Resolution 2021-288)

  • $168,387.00 to reimburse the County for health care claims related to COVID (Resolution 2021-306)

  • $43,240.00 for Sheriff video conferencing cameras to enable remote training (Resolution 2021-313)

  • Up to $655,015.05 to reimburse Clay County Public Health Center’s 2021 costs for responding to COVID (Resolution 2021-282)

  • $163,970.08 for a bidirectional antenna to support Detention Center communications (Resolution 2021-328)

  • $702,722.25 for Sheriff software to enable improved Emergency Medical Dispatch (Resolution 2021-329)

  • $348,000.00 for six SUVs to transport inmates and follow COVID protocols (Resolution 2021-330)

  • $2,001,137.00 for Detention Center cameras and touch screens to prevent and mitigate COVID spread (Resolution 2021-331)

  • $54,872.00 for an inmate property conveyor system to disinfect and prevent COVID in an incarceration setting (Resolution 2021-311)

  • $186,790.00 for an inmate mail screening device to combat substance abuse among a population disproportionately impacted by COVID (Resolution 2021-312)

  • $249,085.69 for a Mobile Incident Command Center (Resolution 2021-337)

  • $370,776.27 for Sheriff computer equipment upgrades to enhance remote and telework capabilities (Resolution 2021-338)

  • Up to $12,000.00 to make HVAC improvements at the Kearney Senior Center (Resolution 2021-341)

  • $100,000.00 for a vaccine promotion marketing campaign by Liberty Hospital (Resolution 2021-347)