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