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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) – Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (LFRF)

Your input could shape how the Travis County Commissioners Court spends new federal and state funding that may become available in the future. For now, survey results will help us determine priorities for a portion of the ARPA funding.  The next time Travis County Commissioners Court is expected to discuss and consider APRA funding decisions will be at its regular voting session on November 29, 2022. Visit the Commissioners Court webpage to live stream sessions and access agenda item information and supporting materials.

The community feedback may also inform County decisions to look at infrastructure and other funding mechanisms to address community need.

Strategic Planning

Travis County is developing a strategic plan, focusing on areas that mean the most to residents. This type of plan is important because it will guide the Travis County government’s decisions for policy and spending over the next several years.

Economic Development & Place-Based Planning

When a company wants to build housing or commercial space in the County, and they want government assistance, we can use the survey to find the ZIP code(s) close to the new development and understand what’s most important to those neighborhoods. We can then talk to the company about the types of housing and businesses needed. This helps us influence the community you live in and have the types of services, businesses, and housing you want in your community.

How did we get here?

On May 11, 2021, the Travis County Commissioners Court instructed staff to proceed with a community engagement process related to a portion of the County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding allocation to make sure remaining dollars are used to best meet the needs of the community.

On September 21, 2021, the Commissioners Court approved setting aside $110 million of the ARPA funding allocation for supportive housing projects to assist people experiencing homelessness.

On December 14, 2021, the Commissioners Court approved allowing the community engagement initiative to help with work related to economic development and future federal and state funding.

700 Lavaca, Suite #1560

Austin, Texas 78701 (Map)

Jessica Rio,
County 
Executive for
PBO

Travis Gatlin,
Budget
Director

Christy D.
Moffett,
EDSI Director

Budget Staff

EDSI Staff

Phone: (512) 854-9106
Fax: (512) 854-4210

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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