Proposed Water/Sewer/Stormwater Grants

The Board of Commissioners is seeking public comment on a list of proposed water, sewer, and stormwater grants to public utility agencies in Allen County from ARPA funds. The Commissioners have allocated $35M of Allen County's $73M ARPA fund toward these grants. The Board of Commissioners solicited projects from public utility agencies in Allen County and received requests for funding for 80 projects totalling $87M. Feedback may be provided by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 260-449-7555. Feedback will be taken through Tuesday, September 5th, 2023.

PDF List of Proposed Water/Sewer/Stormwater Grants


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Allen County has been allocated $73,000,000 in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. These funds are a component of the American Rescue Plan Acts passed by Congress in March 2021. Per the act, Allen County has substantial discretion to use the award funds in the ways that best suit the needs of our community and constituents – as long as such use fits into one of the following four statutory categories:

1. To respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts;

2. To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to such eligible workers of the recipient, or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers who performed essential work;

3. For the provision of government services, to the extent of the reduction in revenue of such recipient due to the COVID–19 public health emergency, relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year of the recipient prior to the emergency; and

4. To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.


Spending Plan

As of February 2022, Allen County Council has only appropriated a portion of the amounts requested by the Board of Commissioners in their ARPA Spending Plan.

 ARPA Spending Plan (updated October 2022)


 Recovery Plan

Allen County is required to provide an annual report on its use of ARPA funds.

Allen County Recovery Plan 2023

Allen County Recovery Plan 2022

Allen County Recovery Plan (March 3 to December 31, 2021)


Compliance Reports 

Allen County is required to provide quarterly financial reports on its use of ARPA funds.

Project & Expenses Report - Q2 2023

Project & Expenses Report - Q1 2023

Project & Expenses Report - Q4 2022

Project & Expenses Report - Q3 2022

Project & Expenses Report Q2 2022


Contact Info

Citizens Square, Suite 410
200 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

260-449-7555 Phone
260-449-7568 Fax

M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm