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File #: 22-1626    Version: 1 Name: Additional Cook County ARPA Allocations & Initiative Cook County ARPA Long Term Initiatives
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 2/1/2022 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 2/10/2022 Final action: 3/17/2022
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION ADDITIONAL COOK COUNTY AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT INITIATIVES AND ALLOCATIONS WHEREAS, on March 11, 2021, the federal government authorized the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("ARPA") which includes $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus funds to hasten the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, the federal government has authorized $350 billion in ARPA funding to be directly allocated to eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to aid in their recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners via Resolution 21-3654 accepted the ARPA federal award allocated to Cook County to assist the County in its recovery from the economic and health effects of COVID-19 in the amount of approximately $1,000,372,385.00; and WHEREAS, Resolution 21-3654 further authorized the Cook County Budget Director and Comptroller to create and implement ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
Attachments: 1. Additional ARPA Initiatives and Allocations - Attached A
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

ADDITIONAL COOK COUNTY AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT INITIATIVES AND ALLOCATIONS

WHEREAS, on March 11, 2021, the federal government authorized the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("ARPA") which includes $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus funds to hasten the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the federal government has authorized $350 billion in ARPA funding to be directly allocated to eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to aid in their recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners via Resolution 21-3654 accepted the ARPA federal award allocated to Cook County to assist the County in its recovery from the economic and health effects of COVID-19 in the amount of approximately $1,000,372,385.00; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 21-3654 further authorized the Cook County Budget Director and Comptroller to create and implement a Special Purpose Fund for the ARPA award and other accounting measures to track the acceptance and spending of the federal award; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution 21-3654, the Cook County Budget Director is charged with distributing a report regarding the receipt of dollars from the ARPA federal award as well as the Special Purpose Fund created at each monthly Board of Cook County Commissioner's meeting. Provided, however, if there is a month for which a Cook County Board meeting is not scheduled, then the report will be issued by the 25th day of such month; and

WHEREAS, on June 24, 2021, the Cook County American Rescue Plan Act Framework (the "ARPA Framework") was presented to the Cook County Board of Commissioners; and

WHEREAS, the ARPA Framework is a comprehensive plan for the County's expenditure of ARPA funding which includes leveraging and expanding existing County programs and initiatives created by CRF as well as creating new near-term and long-term transformati...

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