Lee County is the recipient of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Pursuant to the Act, funding objectives include:
Support COVID-19 Public Health Response
Address Negative Economic Impacts
Replace Public Sector Revenue Loss
Premium Pay for Essential Workers
Water and Sewer Infrastructure
The Lee County Board established an ARPA Committee to make recommendations to the Board on funding allocations which meet eligibility guidelines and respond to local needs. ARPA Committee recommendations will be presented to the Finance Committee. Any recommendations from the ARPA and Finance Committees will then be presented to the full County Board for final approval.