Shasta County has begun a community input project to gather information that can be used to aid the Board of Supervisors in developing a spending plan for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed in 2021 to help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. ARPA provides direct funding to State, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to not only support pandemic response, but to also build a strong foundation for recovery moving forward.
Shasta County has been allocated $34.9 million to invest locally. While there are some guidelines for how the funds can be spent, ARPA allows each jurisdiction flexibility to determine the best use of allocated funds to meet the needs of its residents, within certain designated categories.
The County has created an ARPA webpage where the public can learn more about the spending criteria and provide input via an ARPA Funding Survey. Information gathered will be brought back to future Board of Supervisors meetings for discussion and development of a spending plan in May 2022, based on identified focus areas and community input.
Do you think that funds should be allocated for businesses still recovering from the pandemic? Let the County know by taking this short, anonymous survey.