Welcome to the ARPA Portal
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law and provided $350 billion of funding to states, territories, tribal and local governments to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. Eligible uses of the funds are as follows:
Eligible Use of Funds
Water and Sewer Infrastructure
Infrastructure improvements by building or upgrading existing facilities
Lack of broadband access or not meeting minimum acceptable speeds
Public Sector Revenue Loss
Ensure continuity of vital government services by filling budget shortfalls
Address Negative Economic Impacts
Deliver assistance to impacted workers, families and businesses
Support the Public Health Response
Responses to COVID-19 issues, mental health and substance misuse struggles, crisis intervention, etc.
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 Yakima 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 ARPA 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.