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File #: 21-1680    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/14/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Receive a presentation from the Economic Development Division relative to the Small Business Protection funding request, Health and Human Services, Environmental Management, the El Dorado County Water Agency and the County’s Broadband Consultant regarding their request for American Rescue Plan Act funding; and 2) Consider and approve all or a portion of the Chief Administrative Officer’s recommendations for allocation of the funding. (Cont. 11/2/2021, Item 6) FUNDING: American Rescue Plan Act.
Attachments: 1. A - ARPA Funding Recommendations, 2. B - All ARPA Requests, 3. C - HHSA ARPA slides, 4. D - ARPA Water Agency Requests, 5. E - Small Business Retention Slides, 6. F - Union Mine Waste Water Treatment Plant Slides, 7. G - Broadband Funding Slides, 8. H - American Rescue Plan Act Overview Presentation, 9. Tahoe Chamber Letter, 10. Public Comment BOS Rcvd. 11-2-2021
Related files: 22-0027, 22-2267, 22-1822, 21-1879, 22-0664, 22-0911, 22-0786, 22-1047, 22-1021, 22-0567, 22-1288, 22-1251, 22-1846
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Receive a presentation from the Economic Development Division relative to the Small Business Protection funding request, Health and Human Services, Environmental Management, the El Dorado County Water Agency and the County’s Broadband Consultant regarding their request for American Rescue Plan Act funding; and
2) Consider and approve all or a portion of the Chief Administrative Officer’s recommendations for allocation of the funding. (Cont. 11/2/2021, Item 6)

FUNDING: American Rescue Plan Act.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which allocated $1.9 trillion to assist in the recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in this amount is a direct allocation to counties and cities. A summary of funding amounts and purposes is available on the U.S. Department of Treasury website here: .

El Dorado County is receiving a direct allocation of $37.46 million. Approximately $18.7 million was received in June 2021 and the second payment totaling an additional $18.7 million is scheduled to be delivered in June or July 2022.

For reference purposes the City of South Lake Tahoe was allocated approximately $5.3 million and the City of Placerville was allocated approximately $2.6 million. In addition, the Governor allocated $100 million in ARPA funds to be used to support special districts throughout California that were impacted by COVID. Special Districts were permitted to submit their funding requests to the Department of Finance during the period of October 1 - 15, 2021.

In general, ARPA funds can only be used for expenses incurred between March 3, 2021 and December 31, 2024. There are five categories of eligible use for ARPA funding:

1) Support...

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