August 14, 2022

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Sarasota County’s second Annual Restoration Plan Efficiency Report now accessible  

SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County has printed the second Annual Restoration Plan Efficiency Report which particulars the county’s use and actions associated to the U.S. Treasury award of $84.2 million {dollars} of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), State and Native Fiscal Restoration Funds (SLFRF). 
Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) mentioned these funds in a number of conferences and took motion on prioritization and allocation of the $84.2 million to eligible initiatives as recognized by the U.S. Treasury Ultimate Rule necessities.
With public remark from group members, enterprise homeowners and advocacy teams, the BCC recognized 4 main initiatives together with the necessity to handle inexpensive housing, enhance water high quality, in addition to advance psychological and behavioral well being providers and handle homelessness.
ARPA SLFR funds had been allotted to those initiatives as follows: 
$25 million allotted to help the event or everlasting acquisition of practically 700 inexpensive housing models, the second highest allocation for inexpensive housing efforts throughout all SLFRF recipients in Florida and the one largest contribution the county has made for these initiatives. 
$14 million allotted to water high quality enchancment initiatives, together with the conversion of the Venice Gardens Water Reclamation Facility to an Superior Wastewater Remedy facility, which can improve the day by day wastewater remedy capability by thousands and thousands of gallons and considerably cut back ranges of dangerous vitamins in refuse water.
$12.5 million allotted to fund salaries of Fireplace and Emergency Medical Companies personnel who proceed to be on the entrance traces of the pandemic with different public well being and security organizations.
$8 million allotted to psychological and behavioral well being initiatives and providers, together with addressing homelessness, recognized as a part of a Psychological Well being Wants Evaluation Job Drive report. 
In Might 2021, the U.S. Treasury awarded Sarasota County $84.2 million of SLFRF, as licensed by ARPA, to help the response to and restoration from the COVID-19 public well being emergency. 
In keeping with Sarasota County’s ARPA Coronavirus SLFRF program supervisor Steve Hyatt, “The annual report produced and printed by employees memorializes the BCC’s selections, in addition to the county’s group engagement efforts towards funding these targets and initiatives.” 
Hyatt additionally mentioned the county is proud to share this data with the group as funds are expended in accordance with the imaginative and prescient of the board and intent of the ARPA and SLFRF. 
Since June 2021, Sarasota County has documented all deliberate funding makes use of, venture descriptions, funding allocations, efficiency outputs, and outcomes associated to the board’s priorities. View this reported data on-line by visiting scgov.web (key phrase ARPA). 
For extra data name the Sarasota County Contact Middle by dialing 311 or go to scgov.web. 
Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all providers, applications or actions. View the entire coverage at scgov.web (key phrases: ADA compliance).

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