President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law on March 11, 2021. ARPA provides $1.9 trillion for a variety of areas. $350 billion of this amount is directed to state and local governments. Of this, $19.5 billion is allocated to cities with a population of less than 50,000. The City of Oak Harbor's share of these funds is approximately $6.6 million. The funds must be obligated by the end of 2024 and expended by the end of 2026.
The City Council formed a Council subcommittee to evaluate projects and initiatives for funding. The Finance Director is leading staff efforts to identify items that are eligible for ARPA funding. Any item selected by the subcommittee for funding will be brought to the full City Council for evaluation and approval.
ARPA Presentations to City Council
A list of current presentations regarding ARPA funds available: