The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Winnebago County’s American Rescue Plan Act Allocation is $54,843,149; the Act was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The funds must be obligated by Dec. 31, 2024, and fully spent by December 31, 2026. The first half of the County’s allotment was received on June 1, 2021. The second half is expected not earlier than one year from June 1, 2022.
The intent of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 legislation is designed to address the unprecedented coronavirus health and economic recovery. The legislation provides broad statements regarding the use of these funds:
Under the act, the following are broad restrictions in using these funds:
Winnebago County is working with the County Board, Elected Officials, Department Heads and our external auditors Baker Tilly to utilize these funds over the next three years to strengthen our County and address areas negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Additional details for the administration and timing for each program or project will be determined after this plan is approved by the County Board.
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