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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 TO DATE

ARPA’s STATE & LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUND
PROJECT LIST EXPENSE TOTAL
Number Project and/or Grantee Name Grant Amount
CC-001 Back-up Power Generator $101,500.00
CC-002 Air Conditioning Improvement $109,640.00
CC-003 Premium Pay $6,137,600.00
CC-004 COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive $275,000.00
CC-005 COVID-19 Pay (Doctor) $230,554.00
CC-006 Expending Broadband (Lozano, Texas) $70,000.00
CC-007 Compensation Plan $1,538,494.00
CC-008 Expending Broadband (Arroyo City) $430,000.00
CC-009 East Loop $3,000,000.00
CC-010 SPI Second Excess $1,500,000.00
CC-011 Loaves and Fishes of RGV Harlingen Food Pantry $60,000.00
CC-012 San Benito Food Pantry $40,000.00
CC-013 Port Isabel Food Pantry $40,000.00
CC-014 Good Neighbor Settlement House Food Pantry $60,000.00
CC-015 Ozanam Center Food Pantry $60,000.00
CC-016 Los Fresnos Food Pantry $40,000.00
CC-017 Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry $60,000.00
CC-018 San Jose Road $2,200,000.00
CC-019 Old Alice Road $1,500,000.00
CC-020 Benavides Park $600,000.00
CC-021 Olmito Nature Park (Reserved) $2,400,000.00
CC-022 Santa Rosa Community Park Improvements $2,045,000.00
CC-023 San Benito Boys & Girls Club $333,333.00
CC-024 Harlingen Boys & Girls Club $333,333.00
CC-025 Los Fresnos Boys & Girls Club $333,333.00
CC-026 Las Rusias Water Plant Renovation $200,000.00
CC-027 La Paloma Waterline Replacement Project $500,000.00
CC-028 Cybersecurity Monitoring Service (IT Department) $700,000.00
CC-029 Cybersecurity Infrastructure (IT Department) $441,000.00
CC-030 Technology Infrastructure (IT Department) $1,260,000.00
CC-031 COVID-19 Infusion Center (IT Department) $250,000.00
CC-032 COVID-19 Secure Communications $1,522,092.33
CC-033 Olmito WSC – Sewer Treatment Plant Expansion $1,000,000.00
CC-034 Arroyo Colorado Estates Wastewater Improvements $539,880.00
CC-035 1.0 MG Ground Water Storage Tank $628,375.00
CC-036 Hospital Morgue Equipment $34,712.51
CC-037 CCDD#6 Tio Cano Project $1,381,757.88
CC-038 Sunny Glen Children’s Home $75,000.00
CC-039 Public Health Laboratory for Cameron County $343,000.00
CC-040 AMIkids Rio Grande Valley, Inc. $375,241.00
CC-041 EDC Department’s Business Assistance $304,920.00
CC-042 Special Congressional Elections $526,495.00
CC-043 Email Security Project (IT Department) $135,000.00
CC-044 Youthful Offender Program $800,000.00
CC-045 Elections Premium Pay $88,000.00
CC-046 Parks Fibre Optics Project $72,400.00
CC-047 Elections Digital File Mgmt $231,570.00
CC-048 BroadBand Study $178,164.00
CC-049 Bob Clark Roofing Project $300,000.00
CC-050 Friends of the RGV Reef $250,000.00
CC-051 Reverse Osmosis Groundwater Treatment acility. $1,000,000.00
CC-052 Bejarano Park $180,000.00
CC-053 Benavides Park Bike Trail $200,000.00
CC-054 Compensation & Compensation Plan $4,264,471.00
CC-055 Increase Jail Costs $1,900,000.00
CC-056 Self-Funded Health Plan (Supplement) $955,020.63
Total $44,134,886.35

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 Trevino

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.

CORONAVIRUS STATE LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUND:

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: