Tomorrow the Leon County Commission will consider a $57 million spending plan related to funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
According to Leon County staff, the ARP builds upon the COVID-19 economic relief legislation enacted by Congress over the past year in providing direct financial support to address the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ARP provided $1.9 trillion in economic relief and stimulus for individuals and families, small businesses, and state and local governments, including $360 billion to help state and local governments mitigate the significant fiscal impacts stemming from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The City of Tallahassee has previously considered a $46 million spending plan.
Leon County is eligible to receive a direct allocation of $57,024,862 in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFR funds), to be distributed in two tranches in FY 2021 and FY 2022.
The County has conducted an extensive evaluation of the specific statutory and administrative requirements of the ARP as well as the community’s remaining recovery needs in developing the funding recommendations in the proposed expenditure plan.
The County has also coordinated extensively with local human service providers, public health entities, the local business community, and the City of Tallahassee to identify any remaining community recovery needs resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Listed below is the proposed allocation of the $57 million.