Recovery Plan Performance Report posted and community engagement and planning process underway
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law. As part of ARPA, the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) was established to address certain impacts from the pandemic defined below. Boulder County was allocated $63,359,749, with half of the funding received in 2021 and the remainder anticipated to be disbursed mid-2022.
States, territories, counties, and cities with populations of 250,000 or more must publicly post and submit a Recovery Plan Performance Report to the Treasury Department by Aug. 31, 2021. The plan focuses on how Boulder County’s approach to using ARPA funds will support a strong and equitable recovery, respond to the public health emergency and negative economic impacts, and address racial, health, and economic disparities.
Community Engagement and Planning
The Boulder County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) seeks to engage the community and hear first-hand about community needs in responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BOCC hosted an ARPA-focused Town Hall that took place on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and gathered a community survey – Boulder County Wants to Hear from You! – from Boulder County residents, in partnership with community leaders seeking ideas for building a durable and equitable recovery. Watch the Town Hall video and learn more about the ways to use the funding, the community engagement process, and Q&A from Boulder County residents!
Surveys were collected through October 15, 2021, online in Nepali, Spanish, and English, in person at many local events throughout Boulder County, in community newsletters, and more. Please check this page for survey results soon. Boulder County is partnering with the Community Foundation of Boulder County on community engagement to ensure ARPA funding investments achieve the highest level of positive and equitable impact for the community. The partner agencies supporting these efforts alongside Boulder County are: