The American Rescue Plan Act 2021 was signed into law on March 11th, 2021. Alamance County Government is expected to receive an estimated $32,925,136.00 total in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. Alamance County received $16,462,568.00, the first half of the ARP allocation, on May 19, 2021. The second tranche may be received in May 2022. Any funding municipalities in Alamance County received is separate from the County’s allocation.
Specifically, these funds may be used to:
- Support public health expenditures, by funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff;
- Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector;
- Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic;
- Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have borne and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors; and,
- Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet.
For an overview of the ARP program including an expanded use of eligible uses, see the fact sheet released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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