Orange County Offers Public Workshop on County Strategic Financial Plan, Budgeting Processes, and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Person: CEO Communications
Santa Ana, California (September 24, 2021) – The County Budget Office will hold a public workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in the Supervisory Board’s Hearing and Planning Committee rooms to educate the public on the strategic financial planning and development processes. county budget and the use of ARPA. funds. Members of the public can submit comments until October 22, 2021 on the use of ARPA funds as part of the county planning process by accessing the comments form found. here.
For those who wish to participate virtually, they can consult it online by clicking on here. For those who wish to call with questions, they can do so by dialing 877-226-8189, passcode: 8672103. Translation services will be provided in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese upon request made 72 hours in advance. the workshop by sending an email to [email protected]
Residents of Orange County can also view more information on ARPA and CARES law transparency website for constituents.
The website includes information on spending related to the two laws, an overview of ARPA funding and the 2021 performance plan, and links to the US Treasury’s ARPA website. ARPA information will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. The website also includes the final report on the county’s use of CARES Act funds.
Additionally, the county launched its annual strategic financial planning process on August 16, 2021. The 2021 strategic financial plan will be presented to the supervisory board on December 14, 2021. This year’s strategic financial planning process will include the county plan and CEO recommendations on the use of ARPA funds. Orange County received 50% of its federal allocation of $ 617 million on May 21, 2021 and will receive the remaining funds no earlier than 12 months from May 21, 2021. To view the county’s past strategic financial plans, Click here.
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