Anne Arundel County State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Guidance
- CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL - Confront the causes of poverty, including wages, housing, transportation, childcare, education, and institutional racism.
- PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS - Prioritize government investment in programs and infrastructure that enhance public health and thereby improve quality of life.
- Support public health response: Fund COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral health care and certain county public health, public safety, human services and other related staff
- Address negative economic impacts: Respond to economic harms to workers, families, small businesses, impacted industries and rehiring of public sector workers
- Replace public sector revenue loss: Use funds to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced during the pandemic (We are awaiting further clarity from US Treasury on this category)
- Water, sewer and broadband infrastructure: Make necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, invest in water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure and provide unserved or underserved locations with new or expanded broadband access
Community engagement is the foundation of the ARP funding strategy. The County's initial community input survey is now closed. The feedback obtained from this survey will be used to further define the needs and will be shared in public forums in the coming months.
Thank you to all who participated in the first of series public outreach strategies regarding the use of ARP funds.
While we are still in the process of evaluating the results and comments, it’s clear from initial findings that the residents of this county are:
- passionate about outdoor spaces that, in many cases, we rediscovered over the past year;
- committed to investing in our public safety programs;
- want improved roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure;
- and want to continue to lift up our neighbors and community businesses that have been impacted on so many levels, highlighting the need to fund an even wider safety net of behavioral health resources, economic and workforce support and human services resources.
This next phase also reinforces that concepts must be focused on a strong and equitable recovery, align with the U.S. Treasury funding requirements and begin to set out expectations that there are rigorous reporting and fiscal requirements.
In this next phase of public engagement, the County is asking for more detailed information from interested residents, non-profit, business, faith and community leadership in the form of a project abstract. Access the Project Abstract Portal to submit your ideas:
This phase of community engagement will remain open until September 30, 2021.
Please note that Anne Arundel County Public Schools will receive a separate allocation, which is not included in the survey or Anne Arundel County government survey.
National Association of Counties Clearinghouse for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
US Treasury FAQ