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AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OFFICE

THE ARPA OFFICE ADMINISTERS THE FOLLOWING TWO MAJOR PROGRAMS FUNDED THROUGH THE U. S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT:

 

CORONAVIRUS STATE & LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUND – $82,194,453          ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2025

The County is using these funds to help support a strong and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.  This is being accomplished by funding the four major allowable uses:

  1. Respond to the public health emergency (COVID-19) or its negative economic impacts.
  2. Provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency.
  3. Make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
  4. Respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers.

APPROVED PROJECTS FOR QUARTERLY REPORT
FOR PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31, 2022

CC-001 Back-up Power Generator $101,500
CC-002 Air Conditioning Improvement $109,640
CC-003 Premium Pay $6,532,022
CC-004 COVID-19 Vaccine  Incentive $275,000
CC-005 COVID-19 Pay $230,554
CC-007 Compensation Plan $1,889,499
CC-008 Expending Broadband (Arroyo City) $430,000
CC-009 East Loop $3,000,000
CC-010 SPI Second Excess $1,500,000
CC-011 Loaves and Fishes of RGV Harlingen Food Pantry $60,000
CC-012 San Benito Food Pantry $40,000
CC-013 Port Isabel Food Pantry $40,000
CC-014 Good Neighbor Settlement
House Food Pantry
$60,000
CC-015 Ozanam Center Food Pantry $60,000
CC-016 Los Fresnos Food Pantry $40,000
CC-017 Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry $60,000
CC-018 San Jose Road $2,200,000
CC-019 Old Alice Road $1,500,000
CC-020 Benavides Park $600,000
CC-021 Olmito Nature Park $2,000,000
CC-022 Santa Rosa Community Park Improvements $2,045,000
CC-023 San Benito Boys & Girls Clubs $333,333
CC-024 Harlingen Boys & Girls Clubs $333,333
CC-025 Los Fresnos Boys & Girls Clubs $333,333
CC-026 Las Rusias Water Plant Renovation Project $200,000
CC-027 La Paloma Waterline Replacement Project $500,000
CC-028 Cybersecurity Monitoring Service $700,000
CC-029 Cybersecurity Infrastructure $441,000
CC-030 Technology Infrastructure $1,260,000
CC-031 COVID-19 Infusion Center $250,000
CC-032 COVID-19 Secure Communications $1,522,092.33
CC-033 Sewer Treatment Plant Expansion $1,000,000
CC-034 Colonia Arroyo Colorado Estates Wastewater Improvements $539,880
CC-035 1.0 MG Ground Water Storage Tank $638,375
CC-036 Hospital Morgue $34,712.51
CC-037 CCDD6 Tio Cano Project $1,381,757.88
CC-038 Sunny Glen Children’s Home $75,000.00
CC-039 UT Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health Brownsville) $343,000
CC-040 AMlkids Rio Grande Valley, Inc. $375,241
CC-041 Economic Development & Community Affairs Department $304,920

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE (ERA)

 

ERA 1:           $12,786,338                    Ends September 30, 2022               ERA 2:           $13,315,573                             Ends September 30, 2025

 

The ERA program provides assistance to eligible renters in Cameron County, who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to pay current and past due rent and utility bills.

This program is being implemented by the County’s Administration Department headed by:

Pete Sepulveda, County Administrator
Xavier Villarreal, Deputy County Administrator
Anthony Lopez, Assistant County Administrator
Victor G. Trevino, Fiscal Analyst Supervisor, is responsible for program compliance on a daily basis.

For more information and to apply for funds, please contact us at:
victor.trevino@co.cameron.tx.us
Cameron County Courthouse Dancy Building
1100 E. Monroe
Brownsville, TX 78520

 

The public is also encouraged to review the attached documents.