Lane County releases plan outlining pandemic recovery

Lane County releases plan outlining pandemic recovery
Posted on 08/01/2022

Lane County has released its Annual Recovery Plan, providing residents with transparent information regarding efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and promote economic recovery. 

 

Lane County was directly awarded $74.2 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. To date, $64.9 million of that award has been allocated for 40 projects, with $14.4 million expended to date.

 

In addition, Lane County received approximately $50.7 million in ARPA funds from other sources to fund specific, one-time projects, including:

  • $13 million from the State of Oregon’s ARPA allocation for 21 distinct projects (HB5006) 
  • $17 million Emergency Rent Assistance 
  • $5.2 million for utility assistance 
  • $15.5 million for McKenzie River Valley Water System Replacement from an Oregon Business Development Department ARPA grant 

 

The Recovery Plan includes information collected from more than 1,800 responses to a community survey. Input from the survey led the Board of County Commissioners to set aside $3 million in ARPA funds for community grants. Community grant awards will be determined in August. 

 

The Recovery Plan provides the public with information on the projects Lane County is  undertaking with ARPA funding and how they are working to ensure program outcomes are achieved in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner.

 

All counties with populations over 250,000 residents are required to publish and submit to the U.S. Department of Treasury a Recovery Plan performance report. 

 

More information and the full report can be found at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/ARPA.