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How We're Using ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Funds

On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law and established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, which is intended to provide support to State, territorial, local and tribal governments in response to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19.

These funds provide substantial flexibility for each government to meet local needs—including support for households, small businesses, impacted industries, essential workers, and the communities hardest hit by the crisis. These funds can also be used to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

The Federal government has allocated $14,651,782 to Sullivan County, NY through this program. Half of that amount - $7,325,891 - has been disbursed to the County. The other half will be given to the County in 2022.

For 2021, the Legislature has authorized funding to be used as follows:

  • DPW Highway Program: $3,750,000
  • Sullivan County Community College Capital Improvements: $3,575,891

Resolution #230-21 Authorizing Acceptance of Funds
Resolution #282-21 Allocating Those Funds
Resolution #342-21 Amending the Allocation of Those Funds

Estimates indicate Sullivan County will see a revenue loss in 2020 of $12,337,377. To see how the County arrived at this number, view this PDF of its Preliminary Revenue Replacement Calculation.

Click here to view Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek's presentation to legislators on this topic on February 10, 2022.

This page will be updated as new data becomes available.