Lane County Priorities

In May 2021, Lane County Commissioners approved a set of Guiding Principles and Priorities for the American Rescue Plan Act funds. View the Guiding Principles and Priorities here. 

Priorities include:

  1. Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts

  2. Provide continuity of County’s vital services and rebuild financial stability

  3. Fund one-time expenditures or projects limited in duration

  4. Priority to addressing deferred maintenance prior to acquisition of new assets

  5. Allocate ARPA funds after consideration of other funding sources

About the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act created funding for local governments like Lane County (called the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund or CSLFRF). This provided $350 billion directly to states, municipalities, counties, tribes, and territories, including $65.1 billion in direct allocation to counties. Lane County’s direct allocation is approximately $74 million. The County received $37 million in May 2021 and is expecting to receive the second half of funding in May 2022.


Documents that outline the rules regarding ARPA spending restrictions are available on the Treasury website. Key documents below are in order of how much detail they contain.