Escambia County will receive a total of $61.7 million in two installments, with 50% ($30,914,575.50) provided beginning in May 2021 and the balance delivered approximately 12 months later.
The county may use the funds to:
*Within these categories, fund recipients have broad flexibility to decide how to best use this funding to meet needs.
Jan. 31, 2021: Escambia County - State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - Recovery Plan Performance Report through Dec. 31, 2021
July 25, 2022: Escambia County - State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - Recovery Plan Performance Report through June 30, 2022
Oct. 12, 2022: Escambia County - State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - Recovery Plan Performance Report through Sept. 30, 2022.
About the American Rescue Plan
On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package, based on President Biden's American Rescue Plan, is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including public health and economic impacts.
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the $362 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provides local fiscal aid to support urgent COVID-19 response efforts, cover increased expenditures, replenish lost revenue and mitigate economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The distribution of the $362 billion is allocated as follows:
Funds may cover costs from March 3, 2021 through December 24, 2024.
The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community.
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