Welcome to the Spokane County ARP Application Portal
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP or ARPA) was signed into law. Spokane County’s ARPA allocation totals approximately $101 million and will be distributed in multiple phases in response and to promote resiliency within the Spokane region to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. The Board of County Commissioners have directed funds within ARP Eligible Use Categories based on the US Treasury Final Rule. Current categories for which Spokane County is seeking applications for eligible project awards are listed below.
Eligible Use of Funds
Water and Sewer Infrastructure
Infrastructure improvements by building or upgrading existing facilities
Support the Public Health Response
Responses to COVID-19 issues, mental health and substance misuse struggles, crisis intervention, etc.
Lack of broadband access or not meeting minimum acceptable speeds
Public Sector Revenue Loss
Ensure continuity of vital government services provided by entities who received ARP fund allocations by filling internal budget shortfalls
Premium Pay for Essential Workers
Provide premium pay to essential workers both directly and through grants to third-party employers
Address Negative Economic Impacts
Deliver assistance to impacted workers, families and businesses
These funds will be made available through our online application process that is designed to facilitate ARPA compliance and the related reporting requirements. To be eligible for funding, interested entities must successfully complete an application for review and approval, agree to Spokane County’s Terms and Conditions, including the execution of a Grant Agreement. Please note that an interested entity can submit more than one application, but in no case will amounts be awarded that exceed the total amount allocated to the applicable member community.
All costs related to the ARP program must be incurred by December 31, 2024 and expended by December 31, 2026.
We take great pride in administering these funds for our member communities and are pleased to provide the support our communities need to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.