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File #: 21-849    Version: 1
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/2/2021 In control: Board of County Commissioners Study Session
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: 10:00 AM *ARPA Follow-Up Discussion
Attachments: 1. Board Summary Report, 2. Presentation, 3. Project List, 4. November 16 Study Session, 5. November 2 Study Session, 6. October 19 Study Session, 7. September 28 Study Session, 8. September 21 Study Session
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To: Board of County Commissioners

Through: N/A

Prepared By:
Michelle Halstead, Director, Commissioners' Office

Presenter: Michelle Halstead, Director, Commissioners' Office

10:00 AM *ARPA Follow-Up Discussion

Purpose and Request:
recommended action
The purpose of this study session is to consider requests for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding associated with the education, physical health and business support programmatic areas.

Background and Discussion: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill signed into law March 2021. The goal of ARPA is to support public health response, address negative economic impacts resulting from or exacerbated by the COVID-19 public health emergency, replace public sector revenue loss, address premium pay for essential workers, and invest in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure. The legislation builds on the CARES Act funding from last year, which provided Arapahoe County $114 million in one-time funding.

Earlier this year, the Board updated its Response & Recovery Plan Goals and Objectives and expanded its list of initial programmatic areas for potential funding consideration. The Board also held 14 stakeholder outreach meetings to understand community needs and solicit funding proposals. Based on U.S. Treasury Guidance and stakeholder input, an interdisciplinary staff team presented an allocation approach as well as evaluation criteria matrix to help inform future Board decision-making. This information was presented at a Sept. 21, 2021, study session and received Board approval to move forward. During a Sept. 28, 2021, study session, the Board approved using ARPA funding for four initial proposals within the County operational bucket as well as affirmed the approach for evaluating future investments. During the October 19, 2021, study session, the Board approved using funding for five proposals within the vuln...

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