Emergency:
All St. Louis County offices are open to the public. Face masks are required to be worn inside.

 

Information on COVID-19, vaccines and testing

 

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Plans

 
 
St. Louis County has received approximately $27.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and expects to receive the same amount next year, for a total of $54,536,596.
 
The County Board and staff have been working for months to develop a conceptual framework of how best to use these funds to help the citizens and communities within St. Louis County. Commissioners plan to discuss this framework at their Committee of the Whole meeting on October 12, 2021, with an expected vote at their Board meeting on October 26, 2021. Citizens are invited to provide input/feedback to the Board at either of these meetings, by contacting their commissioner by phone or email, or by emailing ARPA@stlouiscountymn.gov.
 
ARPA funds are required to be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts through four categories of uses:
  • To respond to the public health emergency;
  • Addressing its negative economic impacts;
  • Serving the hardest hit;
  • Improving access to water, sewer or broadband infrastructure
ARPA funds may NOT be used to:
  • Offset a tax cut
  • Deposit in pension funds
  • Bolster rainy day funds
  • Pay debt service

To date, the tentative plans for use of ARPA funds are as follows: