This webpage is a starting point for citizens to see how the County of San Luis Obispo is using American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funding to help with our local economic recovery, create and retain jobs, and provide safety net services to our residents hurting from this severe recession. While these funds cannot address all of the challenges facing us, the Board of Supervisors pledges that all of the funding will go to important public services; the use of these funds will be transparent to the public; and we will be accountable for every dollar spent. For more information, visit Recovery Act programs or HUD's Recovery Act programs page to learn more.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The Act is intended to “create jobs, jump start growth and transform our economy to compete in the 21st century” through a variety of financial mechanisms, including tax credits and cuts, infrastructure funding, and benefit protections.
ARRA will provide the County of San Luis Obispo with a direct infusion of additional funds through increased formula funding and grants. ARRA also increased funds for a number of competitive grant programs. A number of County departments will complete and submit applications in an effect to receive these funds. Finally, ARRA increased the amount of aid provided by the Federal government to the State. The County will benefit from the State aid to the extent these funds prevent budget reductions of State-funded, County-operated programs.
Transparency and Accountability
The Obama Administration has taken steps to ensure that ARRA funds are subject to vigorous transparency and accountability. Recipients of funds must submit reports on the following:
• Total of funds received
• Amount expended or obligated
• List of projects or activities with details on jobs created and retained.
Local governments must also provide information on the purpose of projects along with the rationale for funding investments with ARRA funds.
The County of San Luis Obispo is committed to providing information to its residents and meeting the transparency and accountability requirements of ARRA. Reports and data on ARRA programs and grants implemented by the County will be maintained on this website. Information includes Board transmittals, press releases, and program certifications.
County Federal Stimulus Funding Status Report
The following link will take you to a consolidated listing of federal stimulus projects and/or funding received for County departments whose services are eligible for federal stimulus funding. This spreadsheet is updated monthly.
County Federal Stimulus Funding Status Report Spreadsheet (112 KB)