The following is a timeline of activities and actions associated with Porter County's Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds awarded through the American Rescue Plan Act. This list will be updated as needed.
Fund Established: On May 18, the Porter County Commissioners held a public hearing and first reading approval on an ordinance establishing a fund for the receipt of ARPA revenues. The Porter County Auditor's Office established this fund in the county's ledgers as 21.027 ARP COVID Fiscal Recovery Fund (Fund 8909).
Revenues Received: On May 25, the Porter County Auditor's Office received the first half of the county's SLFRF revenues totaling $16,548,033.
Interim Report Submitted: On August 31, the Porter County Auditor's Office submitted to U.S. Treasury the required Interim Report by deadline.
Spending Plan Approval: On Oct. 25, the Porter County Commissioners held a public hearing and gave first reading approval to Ordinance 21-21 entitled "An Ordinance Ratifying Porter County's Proposed Investment of American Rescue Act Funds' Plans for the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021." Also that day, the Porter County Council took a voice vote and gave unanimous support in principle to the plan.
County Council Discussion: On Dec. 7, the Porter County Council heard a presentation about the Commissioners' ARPA Plan, with an emphasis on the Memorial Opera House project. The public was invited to comment.
Comment Portal Opened: On Dec. 14, the Porter County Commissioners opened an online public comment portal to receive citizen input about the county's ARPA expenditures. To access the portal, click here.