Allocates portion of American Rescue Plan Act funding
The Eugene City Council voted to adopt the FY22 Supplemental Budget at its December 13 meeting after a public hearing. The Supplemental Budget (SB), which includes $18.3 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), allows the City to make changes in its legal authority to use City resources based on updated information. The SB that Council approved was built based on Council direction and several Budget Committee meetings. Last week the Budget Committee reviewed the SB and provided positive feedback about both the process and the ways in which the City is allocating funds.
The first half of ARPA funding was received in May 2021; the second half will come in 2022. The December FY22 supplemental budget appropriates $18.3 million from a combination of federal and state ARPA funds. In 2022, the City expects to receive another nearly $18 million of ARPA funds. These funds, and the remaining funds in reserve, will be appropriated as part of the FY23 Proposed Budget and in future supplemental budgets.
This year’s supplemental budget outlines five major categories of investment for ARPA during fiscal year 2022: shelter and unhoused community response, early investments, COVID-19 response, contributions to financial stability, and budget committee motions.
Shelter and Unhoused Response: $13.2 million to focus on supporting Unhoused Community Response strategies and increasing inventory and mix of qualifying affordable housing.
Early Investments: $1.47 million to prepare and support recovery efforts in the community.
COVID-19 Response: $390,000 toward FY22 COVID-19 expenses
Contributions to Financial Stability: $2.2 million. While the City maintained services throughout the pandemic, there were significant impacts to revenues and projects as reserves were used to keep services available. ARPA provides essential funding to minimize these impacts to the community.
Budget committee motions: $1.05 million. The Budget Committee made two recommendations that have been incorporated into the ARPA funding.
The City of Eugene’s framework for the ARPA funds includes stabilizing services and financial shortfalls that resulted from the pandemic, strategically investing in recovery efforts and future economic health, and implementing these efforts over the next two years through policies, teams and staff that can oversee and monitor progress.
Once the document is finalized, the adopted supplemental budget will be posted on the City’s website and the Eugene Open Budget website. The FY22 Adopted Budget, FY22 Supplemental Budget, approved Budget Committee motions and other agenda materials are available on the City's website.