Collier County will receive over $74 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan (Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund) to provide support in responding to the economic and public impacts of COVID-19. The intent of this funding is to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. There are five ways that Collier County can use these funds:
- Support public health response;
- Address negative economic impacts;
- Replace public sector revenue loss;
- Premium pay for essential workers; and
- Water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
Collier County has coordinated with nonprofits and stakeholders to propose a number of programs that will meet the ongoing needs of our community (listed at the bottom of this page).
Collier County will receive $74 million to support long-term recovery from the pandemic.
How do I provide feedback on projects? Survey Closed
Collier County welcomes your feedback. The County is seeking input on the proposed spending plan to help us use these funds in a way that addresses the highest community need related to community pandemic recovery. It is the goal of County Leadership to pass these funds on to the community largely through direct interventions by public safety, water/sewer, educational programming, supporting nonprofits, individuals and businesses to ensure an equitable recovery. Please complete this online survey to provide your suggestions and ideas on how these funds can best support our community. Residents and community leaders can also reach out directly to (239) 252-2273 to ask questions or provide input.
When will these programs be available?
Programs included in the Collier County Local Fiscal Recovery Plan are designed to assist with long-term recovery needs and as such have a longer timeframe for implementation. Collier County will begin to implement these programs in the Fall of 2021 and all funds will be expended by December 2026. However, there are many programs available now that provide support for businesses along with individuals and families. To learn more about these resources, please visit the Collier County website.
Where can I find more information?
The Final Collier County Local Fiscal Recovery Plan will be posted to the county’s website by August 31, 2021 and information on programs offered through this plan will be posted online as programs are implemented. For more information on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, visit the US Department of Treasury’s website where you will find Fact Sheets, a Quick Reference Guide and the rules and regulations that apply to this funding.
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