Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0561    Version: 1 Name: ARPA Emergency Appropriations
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/4/2022 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Resolution authorizing emergency appropriations totaling $23,510,221 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be distributed across ARPA categories in support of Lake County residents, communities, businesses, and County-wide operations and services related to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency recovery.
Attachments: 1. ARPA Phase I.5 - Emergency Appropriations, 2. County Admin Recommend Phase I.5 ARPA 032422
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Resolution authorizing emergency appropriations totaling $23,510,221 of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be distributed across ARPA categories in support of Lake County residents, communities, businesses, and County-wide operations and services related to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency recovery.

Staff Summary
* The ARPA was signed into law on March 11, 2021. On May 19, 2021 the County received $67,646,879, half of the amount the County will receive in total from the US Treasury.
* The funds can be used for needs associated with public health, to counteract negative economic impacts, provide services to disproportionately impacted communities, for infrastructure, to provide premium pay, to replace lost revenue, and for administrative purposes during a period from March 3, 2021 to December 31, 2026.
* Project requests were provided to the County ARPA Staff Team and were reviewed, scored, and prioritized based on criteria that aligns with the US Treasury Guidance.
* County Administrator ARPA Phase I.5 investment recommendations were reviewed on March 25, 2022 with the F&A Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and Investment to bring the appropriation forward to the County Board.
* Authority to spend appropriated funds and execute any and all agreements with partners related to this allocation and distribution of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds is delegated to the County Administrator or their designee(s).

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Lake County is to receive $135,293,758 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the federal government to help Lake County recover from and respond to the negative impacts caused by this and future pandemics; and

WHEREAS, the funds are required to be spent in accordance with US Treasury guidance on expenses related to Public Health, to combat negative economic impacts, to provide services to disproportionately impacte...

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