Lane County Survey: Use of American Plan Act Funds

5 minute survey for American Rescue Plan

Lane County residents are invited to take a short online survey to help Lane County prioritize the use of $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The anonymous survey is available at LaneCountyOR.gov/ARPA in both English and Spanish. The survey will be available until February 28.  

Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act is one-time funding intended to help communities recover from the effects of the pandemic. Local governments are required to use ARPA funds for four primary purposes: replace lost public sector revenue; respond to the far-reaching public health and negative economic impacts of the pandemic; provide premium pay for essential workers; and invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.  

Current ARPA allocations

The Board of County Commissioners has already allocated $55 million in ARPA funds and $13 million in state-allocated Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to priority projects that meet the requirements for use of ARPA funds: 

  • $18.4 million for housing and homelessness
  • $7 million to build a new behavioral health crisis center
  • $1.2 million for public health
  • $1.1 million for courtroom digital modernization
  • $8.5 million for COVID response
  • $5.3 million for aid to nonprofits
  • $9.8 million to support financial stability of the County
  • $17.5 million for public safety
  • $4 million set aside for unanticipated pandemic response expenses

For more information about Lane County’s use of ARPA funds, visit LaneCountyOR.gov/ARPA

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