ARPA/CARES Act Reports

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Reports

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On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package is intended to support communities in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, address economic fallout and lay the foundation for a strong recovery. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), under ARPA, allocates $350 billion in funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; replace lost revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs; support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses; and address public health and other economic challenges. The SLFRF provides substantial flexibility for each government to meet local needs. All funds must be obligated within the period between March 3, 2021 and December 31, 2024, and expended to cover such obligations by December 31, 2026.

The County of Orange was allocated $616.8 million in SLFRF. The legislation requires the funds be distributed in two equal tranches. The first tranche of $308.4 million was received on May 21, 2021. The second tranche of $308.4 million is anticipated to be received no sooner than 12 months from the first payment, or no earlier than May 21, 2022. For additional information, please refer to the reports included in the section below.

Press Release (English with Spanish and Vietnamese translations)

Press Release – Public Workshop on County’s Strategic Financial Plan, Budget Development Processes and ARPA Funding

Strategic Financial Planning Public Workshop

ARPA Overview

ARPA Expenditure Reports

ARPA Performance Reports

US Treasury Resources

How can I get Involved?

Thank you for submitting your ARPA comments as part of the County’s strategic financial planning process by the October 22, 2021, deadline. Additional ARPA comments will be accepted by the County during the FY 2022-23 Budget development process starting on February 1, 2022 through March 11, 2022.

Show ARPA Comments

 


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Reports

CARES

Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provided payments to eligible state, local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The CARES Act provided funding for necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 during the period of March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.

The County of Orange received $554 million in funding and efficiently leveraged the CARES Act funds for a myriad of services to the community including: free regional testing sites, medical and protective supplies and equipment, meals and shelter for vulnerable populations, allocations to cities, hospitals and clinics, and grants to local small businesses and non-profits. All COVID-19-related expenditures using CARES Act funds were closed out by June 30, 2021. For information on the County’s use of CARES Act funds, please refer to the reports included in the section below.

Expenditure Reports

US Treasury Resources

 

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