American Rescue Plan Act Grant
On March 13, 2020, the Governor of Texas issued a Declaration of State of Disaster for the State of Texas due to the spread of Covid-19. On March 19, 2020, the Mayor of the City of League City, Texas declared a local state of disaster to address the public health emergency and minimize the spread of Covid-19. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to provide relief to individuals, businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF), established by the ARPA, provides $350 Billion in federal funds from the U.S. Treasury to state, local, and tribal governments to assist in efforts to respond to the Covid-19 public health emergency and to facilitate economic recovery and growth in sectors impacted by Covid-19. Of the $350 Billion, the City of League City was allocated $10,385,742.00. The CSLFRF eligible uses include public health expenditures, expenditures related to addressing the negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, replacing lost public sector revenue, providing premium pay for essential workers, and making necessary investments and improvements in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructures.
League City ARPA Plan
League City's City Council approved the application submission and acceptance of the CSLFRF on July 13, 2021. Citizen engagement and commenting period was opened through the City's webpage and will remain open from the award acceptance to closure as required by the ARPA's public engagement initiative. The City presented and approved a proposed ARPA/CSLFRF spending plan at the October 26, 2021 City Council public meeting. The spending plan includes allocating approximately $3 million towards addressing public health and economic impact and recovery, $205,000 towards revenue loss, and $7 millions towards necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure.
Interested public can submit comments, questions or concerns about the proposed, adopted or possible future amendments to the City's ARPA Plan via email, by mail to ATTN: Grant Administration, City of League City, 300 West Walker Street, League City, TX 77573, or by telephone at 281-554-1365. A copy of the detailed spending plan, public meeting minutes, and meeting videos will be provided below when available. Information is available in Spanish upon request. Please allow 3-5 business days for translations to be provided. La información está disponible en español bajo petición. Espere de 3 a 5 días hábiles para que se proporcionen las traducciones.