ABOUT THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA)
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 Interim 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.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Additional information on ARPA can be found at the US Treasury website.
APPLY FOR arpA FUNDING
If you wish to request potential ARPA funding from the County, please complete the external application and follow its instructions. Projects must be obligated or incurred by 12/31/2024 and expended by 12/31/2026. Download the application with the button below:
yEAR TO DATE PAYMENTS
- ~$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)
*Updated as of 10/01/21