American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

Newton County received $21,709,962 in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, which was passed by Congress in March of 2021 as an economic stimulus bill.

The bill was designed to speed up economic recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Newton County Board of Commissioners are utilizing its allotment of funds to help those in need through the following grant programs:

  • Newton County Emergency Rental and Mortgage Program (Concluded)
  • Newton County Youth Commission (Application process concluded)
  • Newton County Non-Profit Assistance Grant (Concluded)
  • Newton County Low Income Senior Home Repair Program
  • Newton County Small Business Assistance Grant

 Newton County is also utilizing ARPA funds to stimulate the County’s revenue recovery via the following funding:

Animal ServicesAutomatic GatePublic Safety$18,000
Clerk of Superior CourtHistorical Indexing of Real Estate Docs 1822-1964Infrastructure$41,000
Clerk of Superior CourtAdditional StorageInfrastructure$60,000
Development ServicesVehiclesInfrastructure$35,000
District AttorneyVehicleInfrastructure$45,000
EMAVehiclePublic Safety $45,000
FacilitiesWindow Replacement for Historic CourthouseInfrastructure$150,000
FireRescue Took SetPublic Safety$48,000
FireBattery Positive Pressure FansPublic Safety$33,000
FireHoses & NozzlesPublic Safety$60,000
Fire VehiclePublic Safety$50,000
FireVanPublic Safety$50,000
Information SystemsAdmin Building Generator/Building RenoInfrastructure$750,000
Probate CourtProbate Court Room RenovationInfrastructure$650,000
Public WorksTractorInfrastructure$90,000
Public WorksGradallInfrastructure$350,000
Public WorksBroom SweeperInfrastructure$90,000
Public WorksBoom MowerInfrastructure$190,000
RecreationMiracle FieldQuality of Life$75,000
Recreation Nelson Heights Floors (County-owned Facility)Quality of Life$20,000
RecreationNelson Heights Restrooms (County-owned Facility)Quality of Life$150,000
RecreationCity Pond ImprovementsQuality of Life$250,000
Senior ServicesFans and Heaters for SeniorsQuality of Life$5,000
Senior Services VansInfrastructure$210,000
SheriffVehiclesPublic Safety$710,000
SheriffBuilding RepairsPublic Safety$710,000
Tax AssessorVehiclesInfrastructure$35,000
Tax Assessor & GISOblique Imagery SoftwareInfrastructure$60,000
Tax CommissionerNew Ticket SystemInfrastructure $20,000
Grand Total