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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
    2021-12-15

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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.

  • Baltimore County, Md.

    854,535

    Baltimore County has allocated $17.6 million towards premium pay for essential county employees, $28,000 for payroll costs for staff responding to the pandemic and $3,000 for the continued public health response. Moving forward, Baltimore County is budgeting an estimated $78 million for miscellaneous expenses such as PPE and county building modifications, $25 million for aid to impacted industries, $5 million for public and behavioral health and $45 million for capital improvements.

    Baltimore County has allocated $17.6 million towards premium pay for essential county employees, $28,000 for payroll costs for staff responding to the pandemic and $3,000 for the continued public health response.

    • Health
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Human Services
    • Labor & Employment
  • Bell County, Texas

    370,647

    Bell County plans to use ARPA funds to support continued COVID-19 mitigation efforts, enhance public safety facilities and technology, provide small business assistance, fund workforce development programs, expand after school programming, support a Homeless to Housing program, build broadband infrastructure and replace lost tourism revenue.

    Bell County plans to use ARPA funds to support continued COVID-19 mitigation efforts, enhance public safety facilities and technology, provide small business assistance, fund workforce development programs, expand after school programming, s

    • Health
    • Human Services
    • Broadband
    • Telecommunications & Technology
  • Bernalillo County, N.M.

    676,444

    Bernalillo County allocated $2.25 million to the Young Adult Inpatient Substance Abuse Program, $2.25 million to the Outpatient Clinic, $1 million to expand wraparound services for families with young children, $9.5 million for services to disproportionately impacted communities including housing support, $10 million for premium pay, $74.6 million for water infrastructure and $18 million for revenue replacement.

    Bernalillo County allocated $2.25 million to the Young Adult Inpatient Substance Abuse Program, $2.25 million to the Outpatient Clinic, $1 million to expand wraparound services for families with young children, $9.5 million for services to d

    • Health
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Human Services
    • Human Services
  • Bexar County, Texas

    2,009,324

    Bexar County has allocated $149,000 for COVID-19 project management support and $53 million for revenue replacement. Future allocations may include housing assistance, workforce development programs, bridging the digital divide and park restorations.

    Bexar County has allocated $149,000 for COVID-19 project management support and $53 million for revenue replacement.

    • Community & Economic Development
    • Telecommunications & Technology
  • Boulder County, Colo.

    330,758

    Boulder County's Recovery Plan includes $1.2 million to fund temporary staff to assist in the administration of ARPA, $385,000 for job training assistance to support the re-employment of local residents, $120,000 for the successful implementation of emergency choice vouchers for people experiencing homelessness, $21,600 for connecting individuals with homelessness services, $130,000 for additional juvenile detention staff, $370,000 for the Workforce Boulder County Virtual Call Center, $300,000 for the Left Behind Workers Fund that serves those ineligible for unemployment funds and $750,000 for family resource centers.

    Boulder County's Recovery Plan includes $1.2 million to fund temporary staff to assist in the administration of ARPA, $385,000 for job training assistance to support the re-employment of local residents, $120,000 for the successful implemen

    • Labor & Employment
    • Housing
    • Human Services
  • Brazoria County, Texas

    372,031

    Brazoria County's potential ARPA projects include building and renovating public health facilities, providing additional non-profit support, implementing a water improvement project and replacing lost revenue.

    Brazoria County's potential ARPA projects include building and renovating public health facilities, providing additional non-profit support, implementing a water improvement project and replacing lost revenue.

    • Health
    • Human Services
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Community & Economic Development
  • Brevard County, Fla.

    606,612

    Brevard County has set aside $40 million for water, wastewater and stormwater projects, $2 million for public health and $18.5 million for revenue replacement.

    Brevard County has set aside $40 million for water, wastewater and stormwater projects, $2 million for public health and $18.5 million for revenue replacement.

    • Health
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Community & Economic Development
  • Broward County, Fla.

    1,944,375

    Broward County has allocated $140.5 million to support the tourism, travel and hospitality industry, $26.23 million for affordable housing development, $21.35 million for sewer infrastructure, $565,000 for vaccine incentives and $1 million for broadband expansion.

    Broward County has allocated $140.5 million to support the tourism, travel and hospitality industry, $26.23 million for affordable housing development, $21.35 million for sewer infrastructure, $565,000 for vaccine incentives and $1 million f

    • Community & Economic Development
    • Housing
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Broadband
  • Buncombe County, N.C.

    269,452

    Buncombe County's Recovery Plan includes $543,000 for vaccination support, $1 million for the continued COVID-19 response, $500,000 for small business grants, $200,000 to build capacity for food manufacturers, $419,000 for supporting early head start families entering or reentering the workforce, $3 million for permanent supportive housing expansion, $1 million for county employee bonuses, $4 million for broadband infrastructure expansion and $600,000 for fund administration.

    Buncombe County's Recovery Plan includes $543,000 for vaccination support, $1 million for the continued COVID-19 response, $500,000 for small business grants, $200,000 to build capacity for food manufacturers, $419,000 for supporting early h

    • Health
    • Human Services
    • Housing
    • Human Services
    • Broadband
  • Burlington County, N.J.

    461,860

    Burlington County plans to use ARPA funds to replace public sector revenue loss and ensure the continuation of government services.

    Burlington County plans to use ARPA funds to replace public sector revenue loss and ensure the continuation of government services.

    • Community & Economic Development
  • Butler County, Ohio

    390,357

    Butler County's preliminary ARPA investments include public health expenditures, small business assistance programs, youth engagement programs, senior services, water and sewer infrastructure improvements and revenue replacement.

    Butler County's preliminary ARPA investments include public health expenditures, small business assistance programs, youth engagement programs, senior services, water and sewer infrastructure improvements and revenue replacement.

    • Health
    • Human Services
    • Community & Economic Development
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Calvert County, Md.

    92,783

    CalvertCounty's proposed ARPA allocationsinclude$2 million for premium pay for non-teleworking county employees, $500,000 for an End Hunger Grant, over $1 million for revenue loss, $600,000 towards economic relief for local businesses, $1.5 million for temporary emergency medical services staffing, $3 million for infrastructure repairs and$3.2 million for a broadband buildout project.

    CalvertCounty's proposed ARPA allocationsinclude$2 million for premium pay for non-teleworking county employees, $500,000 for an End Hunger Grant, over $1 million for revenue loss, $600,000 towards economic relief for local businesses, $1.5

    • Labor & Employment
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Broadband
    • Community & Economic Development

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