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File #: 22-095    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action: 2/8/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) Allocation of the remaining $10,000,000 in the first tranche of San Mateo County's American Rescue Plan Act funds to various San Mateo County Recovery Initiatives; and B) The County Manager to execute agreements with various providers to implement identified Recovery Initiatives in San Mateo County; and C) Staff to report back on the status of the funded Recovery Initiatives prior to the end of the current fiscal year. . body
Attachments: 1. 20220208_r_ARPA.pdf, 2. Item 11 - ARPA.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Peggy Jensen, Assistant County Manager
Subject: San Mateo County Recovery Initiative Funding

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) Allocation of the remaining $10,000,000 in the first tranche of San Mateo County's American Rescue Plan Act funds to various San Mateo County Recovery Initiatives; and

B) The County Manager to execute agreements with various providers to implement identified Recovery Initiatives in San Mateo County; and

C) Staff to report back on the status of the funded Recovery Initiatives prior to the end of the current fiscal year.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
San Mateo County was allocated $148,050,000 in Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The first tranche of these ARPA funds, $74,025,000, was received in May of 2021. Staff's understanding of current regulations has been that to be eligible to receive the second tranche of ARPA funds (an amount anticipated to be $74,025,000), the County must, by May 15, 2022, obligate the $10,000,000 in ARPA funds from the first tranche that remain unobligated. New direction from the U.S. Department of the Treasury appears to reflect that this May 15, 2022 deadline to obligate funds from the first tranche of ARPA money has been rescinded. However, until that regulatory change is confirmed, we are prepared to meet the original deadline to allocate all the first tranche of ARPA funding.

To develop an allocation plan for the remaining ARPA funds, staff worked with the Gardner Center at Stanford University to identify current priorities in our communities that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of our work through the Gardner Center shaped the development of projects and programs to be funded with ARPA funds. Staff also partnered with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to work with mul...

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