Porter County ARPA Timeline

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.

2021

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.