Proposed American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Plan 

Pierce County is expecting to receive $175 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. In anticipation of receiving the ARPA funds, Executive Bruce Dammeier has submitted this funding proposal to the Pierce County Council. The proposal was informed by and reflects feedback and input from an advisory group of community leaders, as well as leaders from cities and towns in the County.


As with the CARES Act funds, ARPA allocations and expenditures will be fully reported and displayed on the County’s Open Pierce County dashboard in the upcoming months..


Funding Principles

  1. Equity and Vulnerability 
  2. Accountability and Outreach 
  3. Financial Stewardship 
  4. Leverage
  5. Countywide Approach (One Pierce County) 
  6. Timeliness and Flexibility  
  7. Compliance 
  8. Civil Rights

Executive Strategies

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response

Strengthen & Develop Business Operations 

Workforce Development


Infrastructure Investments


Homeless Prevention and Response

Housing Affordability


Investments in Pierce County Service Delivery


Category

County ARP Funding

Total

Year 1

Year 2

Public Health Emergency Response

16,215,000

4,215,000

20,430,000

Economic Stabilization and Recovery

31,350,000

16,850,000

48,200,000

Community Response and Resilience

22,412,000

55,688,000

78,100,000

Essential Government Services

17,783,000

11,007,000

29,039,300

Grand Total

$87,760,000

$87,760,000

$175,520,000

Eligible Uses Include:

  1. Responding to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts;
  2. Responding to workers performing essential work during the COVID–19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers; 
  3. Providing government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  4. Making necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
    • Funds cannot be used to offset tax reductions or delay a tax/tax increase. 
    • Funding must be spent by end of calendar year 2024.