All Johnson County residents are encouraged to provide feedback about their priorities for eligible use of $29.3 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds through an online questionnaire at https://johnsoncountyiowa.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_425gsQ7THOCMMCO. The survey is currently translated into Spanish, French, Arabic and Swahili.
The online questionnaire has been available to all residents of Johnson County since Thursday, May 27, 2021, and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.
The federal funding guidelines require that programs and projects must be tied to one of the following allowable uses and be obligated by Dec. 31, 2024:
- Support public health response;
- Address negative economic impacts;
- Replace public sector revenue loss;
- Provide premium pay to essential workers; and
- Make necessary investments to water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
Public input, transparency and accountability are critical to Johnson County’s response efforts. All residents, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to provide feedback about their priorities for eligible use of these funds.
A summary of public input received will be presented to the Board of Supervisors at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. A final report will be available on Johnson County’s ARPA website in November.
More information about ARPA and how it impacts Johnson County is available at https://www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/arpa.