On March 11, 2021, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law by President Biden to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. The legislation established $350 billion in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) specifically for state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to use in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing its economic fallout, and laying the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. Tulare County's share of the SLFRF is $90,552,914. These funds are intended to cover eligible costs incurred from March 3, 2021, through December 31, 2024.
The Tulare County Interim Recovery Plan was approved by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors at the August 24, 2021, Board of Supervisors' meeting.