American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion economic recovery package, based on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, is intended to provide financial aid to families, governments, businesses, schools, non-profits and others impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Through the passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), state, tribal and local governments are expected to receive billions in much needed assistance to help offset the negative impacts of COVID-19. The City of Shasta Lake is currently expected to receive $2.49 million. It is anticipated that funds will be received in 2 equal installments one year apart with the first allocation received on 07/14/2021 ($1,245,505), and the final installment expected one year later in 2022. All funds must be allocated by the end of calendar year 2024. Current regulations allow local governments to utilize funds in the following ways:
- 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
- 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
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Financial Support for Outside Agencies
The Shasta Lake City Council designated $100,000 of ARPA funds to establish a Non-Profit Support Program. This program allowed local non-profits impacted by COVID-19 to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funds. The program successfully provided funding to 10 local non-profits, totaling $75,201.
The City is currently in the process of facilitating community outreach to determine potential parks and recreation projects to initiate with ARPA funds. Please visit the ARPA Parks and Recreation Projects page for more information.
The following is a summary of outreach events/meetings
February 16, 2022 (4:30PM) - Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Meeting
October 19, 2021 (6:00PM) - City Council Meeting
September 29, 2021 (2:00PM) - Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
September 7, 2021 (6:00PM) - City Council Meeting
August 17, 2021 (6:00PM) - City Council Meeting
August 2, 2021 (10:00 AM) - Finance Committee Meeting
The following links provide additional information on the American Rescue Plan Act:
State, territorial, metropolitan city, county, Tribal governments, and Non-Entitlement Units that receive funding from the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Programs are required to meet compliance and reporting responsibilities. This ensures an equitable, transparent, and responsible recovery for all Americans.