American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
In 2021, the City of Eugene received State and Federal grant funding originating from the American Rescue Plan Act. The bill established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Program (CSLFR) helping local governments recover from the economic and health effects of the pandemic. The City received funding in three ways: Direct allocation, State Subawards, and Federal sources.
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion package is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the public health and economic impacts. The ARPA created the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program (CSLFRF) delivering $350 billion to cover increased expenditures, lost revenues, and public sector relief. The City of Eugene received an allocation of $35,908,036 in CSLFR funding in two phases of $17, 954,018, with the first phase received on June 1, 2021 and the second phase on June 1, 2022.
Phase 1 Projects
$300,000: Boys and Girls Club Building Stabilization
$300,000: Strategic planning and community engagement for annual budget development.
$250,000: Network security and modernization of infrastructure.
$200,000: Feasibility study of the next phase of merger with Springfield Fire/EMS.
$150,000: Consulting for alternative response services to mental health crisis and homelessness.
$120,000: Temporary employee to provide project management of ARPA and coordination of state and federal grant applications.
$150,000: Community broadband consulting to support future planning and development.
$2,287,000: Covers City fees needed to support new affordable housing developments in collaboration with housing service agencies.
$1,000,000: Repair of Overpark elevators & safety improvements.
$600,000: Roosevelt yard facilities sheathing replacement & new roof installation.
$314,523 Ambulance Transport Fund and Advanced Life Support service.
$50,000: Tree planting at Chase Commons Park, Hwy 99 corridor, and downtown core
$1,000,000: Supports keeping fire engine #5 fully operational and staffed at Station 2.
$290,000: Keeps one Basic Life Support Ambulance fully operational and staffed.
Funding for unbudgeted FY22 operating expenditures associated with COVID-19 pandemic.
Unhoused Community Response
Camping Response Coordination and responsiveness to urban camping
Safe Sleep Sites Places for people experiencing homelessness to sleep and connect to services, while reducing the impacts of unsanctioned camping
River Ave - Navigation Center Operations
Phase 1 Projects (data only)
|Early Investment||$3.7 M|
|Financial Stability||$3.25 M|
|COVID-19 Response||$390 K|
|Unhoused Community Response||$10.8 M|
Phase 2 Projects
Contributions to Financial Stability
Body Worn Cameras - $1,660,000
Cost to replace cameras, software services, and docking stations.
Financial Resilience - $300,000
Consulting and services to enhance strategic planning and technical tools for biennial budget process implementations.
Cybersecurity - $350,000
Investments in software and cyber infrastructure.
COVID-19 Response - $250,000
Personal protective equipment, virtual meeting equipment and software, and general government operations.
ARPA Coordination - $150,000
Temporary employee to provide project management of direct ARPA funds and coordinate grant applications for state and federal funding.
Alternative Response Implementation - $175,000
Implementation of recommendations to enhance public safety response to mental health crisis and homelessness related issues.
Housing Implementation Pipeline - $150,000
Temporary employee to support project coordination, communication, and project management.
Fire Station Budget Reduction Replacement - $1,000,000
Supports keeping fire engine #5 fully operational and staffed.
Basic Life Support – Ambulance Fund - $290,000
Supports the cost to keep one Basic Life Support Ambulance fully operational and staffed.
Capital Fund Investments
Hult Center Roof - $1,000,000
Library Roof - $375,000
Trainsong Park Renovation - $200,000
MLK Jr. Park Renovation - $200,000
Scobert Gardens Renovation - $200,000
West Bank Park Development - $200,000
Striker Field Development - $500,000
Mattie Reynolds Park Development - $2,000,000
Planning and community engagement underway in anticipation of park renovations and construction starting in 2024.
Fire Station Roofing - $1,000,000
Engineering studies and roof replacement at Community Per- forming Arts Center, Library, and Fire Stations.
Unhoused Community Response
Unhoused Community Response - $8,075,000
General Unhoused Response expenditures Including support for River Ave. Navigation Center operations.
Phase 2 Projects (data only)
|Unhoused Community Response||$8 M|
|Capital Funds Projects - Facilities||$2.3 M|
|Capital Funds Projects - Parks||$3.3 M|
|Financial Stability||$4.3 M|
State and Local Fiscal Recovery grants were received through sub-agreements with Lane County and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. These grants make up an additional $5.4 million in State and Local Recovery Funding received by the City of Eugene.
American Rescue Plan Act Funds from Departments of Commerce and Transportation were received focusing on recreation tourism and airport operations. Federal funds were also received through sub-agreements with Oregon Housing & Urban Development and Lane County for affordable housing support and ambulance services.