As a result of the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Merced County received an allocation of nearly $54 million. These funds can be used to:
  • Support the public health response
  • Address negative economic impacts
  • Replace public sector revenue loss
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers
  • Make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure
Information gathered from the survey will help inform the Board of Supervisors as they consider how to use the ARPA funding to provide long-lasting benefits to local residents.

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* 1. Are you a resident of Merced County?

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* 2. Do you own and operate a business within Merced County?

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* 3. Please select the area of Merced County you reside in.

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* 4. The American Rescue Plan Act provides funding for the following categories. Please rank the categories below by highest priority in your community (highest – 1; lowest – 5):

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* 5. On August 10, 2021, an ARPA funding framework with eligible uses of the aid was presented to the Merced County Board of Supervisors. Please rank the categories below by highest priority in your community (highest – 1; lowest – 6):

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* 6. Below is a list of project types currently being proposed for ARPA funding. Please select the project types you feel are most important in your community.

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* 7. Are there any other projects or issues in your community that you feel should be addressed with ARPA funding?

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