On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law, and established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“SLFRF”) program. The U.S. Treasury released the Final Rule for the program, which took effect on April 1, 2022. These recovery funds are intended to provide support to governments in responding to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 and in their efforts to contain impacts on their communities and residents.
Will County is committed to supporting the response to and recovery from COVID-19. The County, using the allocation of over $134 million from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan, aims to align with the goals of the American Rescue Plan Act:
• Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with its public health and economic impacts.
• Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenue,.
• Build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity.
More information on the various application periods (both open and closed) can be found at the links below:
To guide these efforts, the Will County Board’s Executive Committee voted to separate the allocation into various “Pillars”:
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Click to see a breakdown of how ARPA funds have been used throughout Will County.