The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, it guaranteed direct relief to cities, towns and villages in the United States. The U.S. Department of the Treasury is responsible for overseeing this unprecedented program. In May 2021, President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocated the City of Sugar Land $11,115,958 as part of the Coronavirus State and Local fiscal Recovery Funds. (SLFRF)
The City of Sugar Land will allocate the funds in compliance with the guidance received from the US Treasury, in alignment with the goals of the city council, and for the benefit of the citizens of Sugar Land. The guidance provides for the following general categories: Public Health, Negative Economic Impacts, Premium Pay, Revenue Loss, and Investments in Water, Sewer and Broadband. A majority of the funding will be allocated to Revenue Replacement, but will cover several projects that will benefit a large percentage of our citizens. Investments in Storm water and drainage is included in these projects.
All funding has been allocated toward projects, and several projects are in the beginning phase of procurement. All funding must be obligated by December 31, 2024.