Updated 5/6/21: This press release has been updated to correct the time period when Clackamas County expects to receive future installments of the funds. The remaining amount will not come before 12 months, but rather after. We regret the error.
Clackamas County is asking residents and stakeholders to take a survey and provide their insight about how $81.1 million in federal funds should be spent to help move our community forward – both to recover from the pandemic, wildfires and ice storm, and to best prepare for future disasters.
In March, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law. The bill gives emergency funding for state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to provide relief to support public health response work and equitable economic recovery.
Clackamas County will receive $81.1 million, with the first installment expected early this month (May 2021), and the remaining amount no sooner than 12 months after.
Clackamas County Commissioners will need to make challenging decisions about investing these funds. By completing the survey, county residents are providing officials with valuable insight about the overall needs and values of the community.
The survey will be open throughout the month of May. The survey primarily focuses on economic recovery options and future disaster preparedness options.