Sacramento County invites residents, businesses, special districts and community organizations to provide feedback on community needs that have developed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Copies may be delivered in person or sent by U.S. mail on or before June 30, 2021, to:
County of Sacramento
Attn: ARP Survey 700 H Street, Suite 7650
Sacramento, CA 95814-1280
American Rescue Plan Act/Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the $362 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
provides fiscal aid to support urgent COVID-19 response efforts, cover increased expenditures, replenish lost revenue and mitigate economic harm from the COVID—19 pandemic.
Sacramento County will receive a total of $301.4 million in two installments, with 50% ($150 million) provided beginning in May 2021 and the balance delivered approximately 12 months later. Funds may cover costs from March 3, 2021, through Dec. 24, 2024.
The County may use the funds to:
- Support public health expenditures related to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency
- Serve low-income communities and individuals, families and businesses hardest-hit by the pandemic
- Replace public sector revenue lost due to the pandemic
- Provide premium pay for essential workers
- Invest in necessary improvements to water, sewer and broadband infrastructure
How the County Will Determine the Use of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
The process for determining the use of funds began June 15, when the public started sharing opinions about priorities for State and Local Recovery Funds spending with a Community Needs Survey
. Additionally, County departments are being surveyed to define priority investment areas to address County needs related to the COVID-19 impact and recovery. Both surveys will be available through June 30.
The data and information collected in both surveys will be compiled and shared with the Board during one of its regularly scheduled meetings this summer. County leadership and the Board of Supervisors will provide further direction for funds.
Once priorities and Board guidance is set, County leadership will develop a comprehensive plan for use of the funds. This will include an open competitive process, where the County will launch a solicitation of proposals for any external use of funds. The process will follow County guidelines with stipulations in place for necessary documentation tracked for reimbursement purposes in compliance with U.S. Treasury Guidelines.
The County will regularly report out the use of funds on the ARP website
and to the Board of Supervisors at their public meetings.