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County Investments of American Rescue Plan Recovery Funds

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    County Investments of American Rescue Plan Recovery Funds

    County Investments of American Rescue Plan Recovery Funds

    The State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund, part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which NACo helped develop and strongly advocated to pass, allocates $65.1 billion directly to every county across the nation. These funds provide direct, flexible aid for every county, parish and borough in America. Counties are on the front lines in delivering this aid to residents and are a driving force connecting communities and strengthening the economy. Below, find analysis and trends of county investment priorities, share how your county is supporting your residents and explore our database of county ARPA Recovery Fund investment plans.

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    Find analysis and trends of county investment priorities, share how your county is supporting your residents and explore our database of county ARP investment plans.
    2021-09-15
    Reports & Toolkits
    2021-11-23

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The following collection of planned ARPA Recovery Fund investments is sourced from official county documents such as the SLFRF Recovery Plan Performance Reports, county press releases or other county budgeting materials. The summaries and numbers below provide a brief overview of a county’s current planned investments. To date, NACo has collected 255 plans, 200 of which are Recovery Plans. SLFRF Recovery Plans contain detailed project performance data, including information on efforts to improve equity and engage communities for counties with populations above 250,000.

For questions or to submit your county's plan, email research@naco.org.

  • Ada County, Idaho

    494,967

    Ada County allocated $4.4 million to support public health services and $2 million to address revenue losses and support on-going services.

    Ada County allocated $4.4 million to support public health services and $2 million to address revenue losses and support on-going services.

    • Health
    • Community & Economic Development
  • Adams County, Colo.

    519,572

    Adams County is dividing the first tranche of ARPA funds into three categories: $10 million for internal priorities such as housing, worker support, vaccine equity clinics and senior support services; $5 million for contingencies to ensure the county can adapt to the ever-evolving pandemic; and $35 million for external priorities such as an open, competitive grant application for non-profits, businesses, NGOs and special districts to support recovery and resiliency.

    Adams County is dividing the first tranche of ARPA funds into three categories: $10 million for internal priorities such as housing, worker support, vaccine equity clinics and senior support services; $5 million for contingencies to ensure t

    • Human Services
    • Health
    • Community & Economic Development
    • Housing
  • Alachua County, Fla.

    278,468

    Alachua County's allocations include $1.5 million for behavioral health care, $2 million for urgent care support, $1.5 million to cover medical equipment modernization needs for first responders, $1 million for food security, $6 million for housing projects, $15 million for broadband infrastructure, $1.25 million for water infrastructure and $15 million to replace revenue losses in the public sector.

    Alachua County's allocations include $1.5 million for behavioral health care, $2 million for urgent care support, $1.5 million to cover medical equipment modernization needs for first responders, $1 million for food security, $6 million for

    • Health
    • Human Services
    • Broadband
  • Albany County, N.Y.

    314,848

    Albany County's Phase One investments include $27 million for revenue loss. The county's Phase Two investments include investing in small businesses, supporting the tourism industry, addressing health disparities and providing an alternative mental health crisis response system.

    Albany County's Phase One investments include $27 million for revenue loss.

    • Community & Economic Development
  • Allegheny County, Pa.

    1,250,578

    Allegheny County has allocated $5 million to support volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services, $18.25 million for public safety countywide radio replacements, $10 million to fund high-quality childcare and $9 million for mental health crisis prevention and response.

    Allegheny County has allocated $5 million to support volunteer fire companies and emergency medical services, $18.25 million for public safety countywide radio replacements, $10 million to fund high-quality childcare and $9 million for menta

    • Health
    • Human Services
    • Justice & Public Safety
  • Anchorage Borough, Alaska

    291,247

    Anchorage Borough's allocations include $2.5 million for a voucher gift card program to support local businesses, $8.7 million for small business relief, $4 million for housing and homelessness supports, $1.6 million for housing wraparound services and $3 million to expand short-term, job-oriented career certificates at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

    Anchorage Borough's allocations include $2.5 million for a voucher gift card program to support local businesses, $8.7 million for small business relief, $4 million for housing and homelessness supports, $1.6 million for housing wraparound s

    • Housing
    • Community & Economic Development
    • Labor & Employment
  • Androscoggin County, Maine

    111,139

    The Androscoggin County Commission approved $6.4 million for HVAC systems for the county courthouse and jail, $660,000 for employee premium pay, $173,000 for probate renovation, $150,000 for remote meeting needs, $159,000 for a county jail body scanner and $35,000 for a public safety space needs assessment.

    The Androscoggin County Commission approved $6.4 million for HVAC systems for the county courthouse and jail, $660,000 for employee premium pay, $173,000 for probate renovation, $150,000 for remote meeting needs, $159,000 for a county jail b

    • Justice & Public Safety
  • Anne Arundel County, Md.

    588,261

    Anne Arundel County has allocated $6 million for emergency food and household good assistance in the form of grants to food banks and non-profit partners, as well as $1.5 million for alternative homeless sheltering for those exposed to COVID-19.

    Anne Arundel County has allocated $6 million for emergency food and household good assistance in the form of grants to food banks and non-profit partners, as well as $1.5 million for alternative homeless sheltering for those exposed to COVID

    • Human Services
    • Housing
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Anoka County, Minn.

    363,887

    Anoka County has allocated $3.1 million to provide matching grants to cities and townships for projects that provide broadband expansion to unserved and underserved communities. The county also plans to designate Recovery Funds to support public health initiatives such as enhancing behavioral and mental health care programs, expanding public safety responses to increased community violence and addressing court service backlogs.

    Anoka County has allocated $3.1 million to provide matching grants to cities and townships for projects that provide broadband expansion to unserved and underserved communities.

    • Health
    • Broadband
    • Justice & Public Safety
  • Arapahoe County, Colo.

    655,070

    Arapahoe County has allocated $7 million to a Rent Rescue Grant Program for businesses, $100,000 for business PPE grants, $1.5 million for community COVID-19 testing, $1.5 million for public health communications, $100,000 for COVID-19 data analysis and tracking, $700,000 for public facility cleaning and mitigation, $600,000 for food assistance and $200,000 for community health COVID-19 navigators.

    Arapahoe County has allocated $7 million to a Rent Rescue Grant Program for businesses, $100,000 for business PPE grants, $1.5 million for community COVID-19 testing, $1.5 million for public health communications, $100,000 for COVID-19 data

    • Community & Economic Development
    • Health
    • Human Services
  • Atlantic County, N.J.

    274,534

    Atlantic County's Recovery Plan allocates approximately $6 million for revenue shortfall, $2.7 million for public health and $33.2 million for infrastructure. Projects within these categories include sanitizing public buildings, HVAC improvements, stormwater projects and modernizing county cybersecurity.

    Atlantic County's Recovery Plan allocates approximately $6 million for revenue shortfall, $2.7 million for public health and $33.2 million for infrastructure.

    • Health
    • Community & Economic Development
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Telecommunications & Technology
  • Baltimore City, Md.

    585,708

    Baltimore City is allocating ARPA funds to support projects from city agencies and external organizations that provide vital services to residents. Project proposals need to have a minimum request of $250,000 to be considered, and will grouped into budget stabilization, city stabilization or city recovery.

    Baltimore City is allocating ARPA funds to support projects from city agencies and external organizations that provide vital services to residents.

    • Human Services

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