American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants
The American Rescue Plan funding, known as Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery funds consists of $350 billion to be distributed to state, local territorial and tribal governments nationwide. State, local and tribal governments across America have been under an unprecedented strain in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. While the need for services has increased, state and local revenues have plummeted as a result of the economic fallout from the crisis. The American Rescue Plan Act provides dollars to state, local, and Tribal governments to enable them to continue to support the public health response and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable economic recovery. In addition to helping these governments address the revenue losses they have experienced as a result of the crisis, it is intended to help them cover costs incurred due to responding to the public health emergency and to provide support for a recovery – including through assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits, aid to impacted industries, and support for essential workers. It also provides resources for state, local, and Tribal governments to invest in infrastructure, including water, sewer, and broadband services.
Klamath County has received 13.2 million dollars.
ARPA Allocation Committee
Klamath County Commissioners formed the American Rescue Plan Allocation Committee to assess proposals on how best to use the funding to support our local community. The committee met on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and listened to 33 10-minute presentations by eligible Klamath County applicants. The committee then assembled on Thursday, September 23, 2021 to discuss funding for the applicants and made recommendations.