On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law, establishing the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Combined, these make up the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds “SLFRF,” oftentimes referred to in short as the “ARPA” funds. This program is intended to provide support to State, territorial, local and Tribal governments in responding to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 and in their efforts to contain impacts on their communities, residents, and businesses.
Blaine County expects to receive nearly $4.5 million in SLFRF funding dispersed between 2021 and 2022, which must be spent by 2026. In an effort to process ARPA – SLFRF funding requests, the Blaine County Board of County Commissioners created a process for parties to submit their requests for funding from Blaine County. The application process ended on August 25, 2022, and the allocation of funds will be posted on this page.