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 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

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