American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA) to provide direct relief to Americans, contain the COVID‐19 virus, and rescue the economy. Within ARPA contained an allocation of $362 billion in state and local fiscal recovery funds to assist state and local governments in the recovery. Orange County’s direct allocation based on population is $270.7 million. The first half of the ARPA funding has been received from the US Treasury in the amount of $135.4 million. The Orange County Annual Recovery Plan Performance Report provides a general overview of the programs and projects the county will be undertaking with the ARPA funding under the Public Health, Negative Economic Impacts, Services to Disproportionately Impacted Communities, Infrastructure, and Revenue Replacement categories.
Visit the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 Response website for a weekly report of COVID-19 data for Orange County and the state of Florida. Additional data can be found on the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s website. For more information, please dial 1-866-779-6121 or email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Coronavirus Updates webpage on the Orange County Government Newsroom to watch and read summaries of our past news conferences. To get notified of the latest important articles and press events, download the OCFL News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.