Use of COVID Recovery Funds

Matthew H. Hymel, County Administrator

The County of Marin is scheduled to receive a total of $50,273,916 in Federal stimulus funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which may be expended on qualifying initiatives between March 6, 2021 and December 31, 2024. These State and Local fiscal recovery funds are restricted for specific uses as defined by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The Board of Supervisors has identified the following as priority spending areas for approximately half of the ARPA funds received (approximately $25m):

  • Racial equity initiatives
  • Climate change and sea level rise projects
  • Permanent supportive housing
  • Fire Department facility improvements
  • City and Town partnerships to address homelessness and mental health
  • Childcare and early education initiatives
  • Enhanced funding for non-profit partners 
  • Emergency preparedness improvements

The County’s focus in each of the priority areas outlined above will be to identify and target support in areas where the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health, economic, social and education inequities.

The County, along with all State and local jurisdictions receiving ARPA funds, is required to submit an annual Recovery Plan report to the U.S. Department of the Treasury detailing both how expended funds were used, and how future funds are planned to be spent. All reports will also be published and made available to the public on this webpage, www.marincounty.org/COVIDrecovery. A schedule of the reporting period and date Recovery Plan reports will be published is as follows:

 Annual Recovery Plan Report Period Covered Due Date
1 Award date - July 31, 2021 August 31, 2021
2 July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 July 31, 2022
3 July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 July 31, 2023
4 July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 July 31, 2024
5 July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 July 31, 2025
6 July 1, 2025 - June 30, 2026 July 31, 2026
7 July 1, 2026 - December 31, 2026 March 31, 2027

 

Link to County of Marin Recovery Plan Annual Report (published August 31, 2021)