American Rescue Plan Act
Loudoun County Invites Public Input on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Priorities
Loudoun County is asking residents and employers to provide input on how the county should spend $7.5 million of the $80 million it will receive from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, which provides funding to address the continued impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, individuals, businesses, and state and local governments.
The anonymous survey, which can be completed in about 15 minutes, seeks information regarding five topics:
- Business reinvestment and recovery.
- Economic development for small businesses.
- Nonprofit funding.
Take the Survey
Responses to the survey will be presented to the Board of Supervisors as the Board makes decisions on allocating the ARPA funds.
The survey will be open through December 23, 2022.
Activities Funded by ARPA
The ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program allows for a variety of activities that will support Loudoun County residents, businesses and nonprofits in recovering from the negative impacts of the pandemic.
The funds can be used to:
- Respond to the far-reaching public health and negative economic impacts of the pandemic, by supporting the health of communities, and helping households, small businesses, impacted industries, nonprofits, and the public sector recover from economic impacts.
- Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical sectors.
- Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet.
- Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services up to the amount of revenue lost due to the pandemic.
ARPA Funds at Work in the Loudoun County Community
The ARPA funds are already at work in our community. ARPA funds have already provided:
- COVID-19 Response – funding for ongoing vaccination efforts and public outreach activities.
- Nonprofit Support – funding to nonprofit and faith-based organizations to mitigate impacts on the community with continued and expanded services.
- Telehealth Expansion – providing new and existing patients of the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services the capability to meet virtually with staff and practitioners at a place and time that is low-risk and most convenient.
- Broadband – providing matching grant funds for the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative to extend broadband cable to Loudoun residents.
- Economic Development Programs – establishment of the Hotel Relief Grant Program and Business Recovery & Reinvention Program which provided assistance to hotels and small businesses that suffered negative economic impacts due to the pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders.
- Visit Loudoun Support – support to the Loudoun tourism industry to help offset the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Revenue Loss Mitigation – help to offset a portion of government revenue loss and supported government services.
How much money did Loudoun County receive through ARPA?
ARPA is a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that was signed into law March 11, 2021. Approximately $350 billion is allocated to the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), of which Loudoun County has received a total of $80,324,909.
- Half of this amount, or $40,162,454.50, was received by Loudoun County on June 1, 2021.
- The second distribution of $40,162,454.50 was received by Loudoun County on June 9, 2022.
All funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and must be spent by December 31, 2026.