American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, the American Resue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law. Placer County received a direct allocation of $77,370,739 under ARPA’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Fiscal Recovery Fund). 

The intention of the Fiscal Recovery Funds is to build on and expand support for the COVID-19 public health emergency provided previously through the CARES Act. The Fiscal Recovery Fund will provide aid to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

 Eligible uses of Fiscal Recovery Funds include:

  • Response to public health emergency / negative economic impacts
  • Revenue loss
  • Premium pay
  • Water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure

Planned Use of Fiscal Recovery Funds

On July 21, 2021, the Placer County Board of Supervisors held a workshop to plan for the distribution of Fiscal Recovery Funds.
Based on public comment and board direction, the focus will be on the following eligible use categories:

  • Respond to the public health emergency and address its negative economic effects
  • Replace lost public sector revenue
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure

On August 10, 2021 the Board approved more specific uses of funds within these eligible use categories.

The Final Rule released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury went into effect on April 1, 2022 and allows broader flexibility in the use of ARPA funds. One of the most significant changes was the ability to select a standard allowance for revenue replacement of up to $10 million, which can be used for the provision of government services, with minimal restrictions and streamlined reporting requirements. Because of this, on May 24, 2022, the Board of Supervisors approved a modification to the use of funds approved in August. That modification shifted funds from other uses to increase the Revenue Replacement use to $10 million. Almost $6 million of the Revenue Replacement funds have been dedicated to housing and homelessness initiatives.

Since that time, it was determined that a portion of the funds designated to Public Health category would be better designated elsewhere, and a need for additional funds in the Infrastructure category arose. As a result, the Board approved a reallocation of funds on October 31, 2023.

The currently planned distribution of funds is shown below:

ARPA Distribution Chart

General ARPA-Related Documents

June 22, 2021Staff ReportReport on ARPA Funds
July 21, 2021Staff ReportARPA Workshop
Aug. 10, 2021Staff ReportARPA Approval of Uses
Feb. 22, 2022Staff ReportFiscal Year 2021-22 Mid-Year Fiscal Update
May 24, 2022Staff ReportFiscal Year 2021-22 3rd Quarter Fiscal Update
November 8, 2022Staff ReportFiscal Year 2022-23 1st Quarter Fiscal Update
March 14, 2023Staff ReportFiscal Year 2022-23 Mid-Year Fiscal Update
May 23, 2023Staff ReportFiscal Year 2022-23 3rd Quarter Fiscal Update
October 31, 2023Staff Report
Reallocation of Funds

Project Specific Documents

April 19, 2022Staff Report
Workforce housing sewer improvements agreement
May 24, 2022Staff Report
Aeration Project Funding Agreement - Lincoln sewer
September 13, 2022Staff ReportPenryn Broadband Agreement
December 13, 2022Staff ReportSabre City Loan Agreement
January 24, 2023Staff ReportMTS Management Agreement
February 28, 2023Staff ReportMTS Update
March 28, 2023Staff ReportPlacer One Sewer Funding Agreement
April 18, 2023Staff ReportBroadband Expansion Projects Funding Agreement
October 31, 2023Staff ReportHighway 49 Wastewater Capacity Improvement Project

Placer County ARPA Expenditures

Report #
DocumentPeriod Covered
Report #1
ExpendituresMarch 3 - December 31, 2021
Report #2Expenditures
January 1 - March 31, 2022
Report #3Expenditures
April 1 - June 30, 2022
Report #4Expenditures
July 1 - September 30, 2022
Report #5Expenditures
October 1 - December 31, 2022
Report #6Expenditures
January 1 - March 31, 2023
Report #7Expenditures
April 1 - June 30, 2023
Report #8ExpendituresJuly 1 – September 30, 2023

Recovery Plan

Recipients of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are required to submit an annual Recovery Plan.


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