On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion package is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the public health and economic impacts. The ARPA created the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program (CSLFRF) delivering $350 billion to cover increased expenditures, lost revenues, and public sector relief. The City of Eugene received an allocation of $35,908,036 in CSLFRF funding in two phases of $17, 954,018, with the first phase received on June 1, 2021 and the second phase on June 1, 2022. The figures below are phase 2 investments only.
Contributions to Financial Stability
Body Worn Cameras $1,660,000
Cost to replace cameras, software services, and docking stations.
Financial Resilience $300,000
Consulting and services to enhance strategic planning and technical tools for biennial budget process implementations.
Investments in software and cyber infrastructure.
COVID-19 Response $250,000
Personal protective equipment, virtual meeting equipment and software, and general government operations.
ARPA Coordination $150,000
Temporary employee to provide project management of direct ARPA funds and coordinate grant applications for state and federal funding.
Alternative Response Implementation $175,000
Implementation of recommendations to enhance public safety response to mental health crisis and homelessness related issues.
Housing Implementation Pipeline $150,000
Temporary employee to support project coordination, communication, and project management.
Station Budget Reduction Replacement $1,000,000
Supports keeping fire engine #5 fully operational and staffed.
Basic Life Support – Ambulance Fund $290,000
Supports the cost to keep one Basic Life Support Ambulance fully operational and staffed.
Capital Fund Investments
Roofing Projects $2,375, 000
Engineering studies and roof replacement at Community Performing Arts Center, Library, and Fire Stations.
Hult Center Roof $1,000,000
Fire Station Roofing $1,000,000
Library Roof $375,000
Park Projects $3,300,000
Planning and community engagement underway in anticipation of park renovations and construction starting in 2024.
Trainsong Renovation $200,000
MLK Jr. Park Renovation $200,000
Scobert Gardens Renovation $200,000
West Bank Park Development $200,000
Striker Field Development $500,000
Mattie Reynolds Park Development $2,000,000
Unhoused Community Response
Unhoused Community Response $8,075,000
General Unhoused Response expenditures Including support for River Ave. Navigation Center operations.