On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into federal law. It included the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF), which provides emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial and tribal governments. Prince William County has received $45,678,530 and anticipates receiving a second, equivalent amount.
While the Board of County Supervisors has allocated the majority of the first allotment, they would like residents and businesses to share their ideas on how the county should use the second allotment of funds. Please visit the County’s ARPA webpage to review these initial allocations, and to provide your input (scroll to the bottom of that page for feedback form).
The recovery funds are meant to:
- Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control.
- Replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs.
- Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses.
- Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequitable impact of the pandemic on certain populations.
County staff will compile public input to share with the Board of County Supervisors so that it can be considered during their future deliberations. The County must use CSLFRF before Dece. 31, 2024.