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Your participation in this survey plays a crucial role in shaping our understanding of the County’s COVID-19 response efforts and ensuring that we are effectively meeting the needs of our community.

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Ventura County is under attack from 2 invasive pests.


The American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law in March 2021, is a federally approved stimulus plan that provides $350 billion of stimulus funding to State and Local Governments out of the $1.9 trillion-dollar bill. It supports an equitable economic recovery from the economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The share expected to be received by the County of Ventura is approximately $164.3 million. For more information about the American Rescue Plan Act, please see Treasury guidance here.

The County’s ARPA methodology follows several guidelines. This includes requirements set by the US Dept. of Treasury, Board of Supervisors priorities and public meetings, internal department subject matter expertise, and diverse community engagement. Ventura County is committed to meeting the requirements of all the listed methods. Outlined below is an overview of the inputs in the County’s ARPA process.

Treasury Guidelines Eligible Uses, Financial Reporting, 2 CFR Audit Readiness, Data Analysis, Use of Evidence, Equity – Race, Poverty, etc., One-time Projects, & Measured Approach
Board Priorities Housing & Homelessness, Mental Health, Public Health: COVID-19, Sustainability, Infrastructure, Farmworkers, Economic Recovery, Early Childhood, Park & Recreation, Arts Community, & Emergency Preparedness
External Engagement 600+ Survey Responses, 113 Nonprofit Surveys, 250+ Project Ideas, 49 Nonprofits via Ventura Community Foundation Complete Count Committee, 21 Nonprofits via Economic Vitality Committee, 140,000+ Contacts in English & Spanish, 3 + Board Hearings & Counting, Quarterly Board Hearings and Public Comment, Funding for and Weekly Meetings with 38 Nonprofits Regarding County Programs/Outreach, Tri-lingual Translation and Interpretation Available in Spanish, English and Indigenous Languages


  1. Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
  2. Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
  3. Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
  4. Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
  5. Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet

In addition to counties receiving funds from the American Rescue Plan, states, cities, tribes, and school districts will also be granted funds. For the U.S. Treasury website, click here.

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All States and territories, and metropolitan cities and counties with a population that exceeds 250,000 residents that are recipients of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) awards are required to produce a Recovery Plan Performance Report (the “Recovery Plan”). The Recovery Plan provides information on the recipient’s projects and how they plan to ensure program outcomes are achieved in an effective and equitable manner.




City Estimated CSLFRF Funds
Oxnard $59,540,662
Ventura $16,321,147
Simi Valley $15,325,294
Thousand Oaks $14,008,949
Camarillo $8,962,170
Moorpark $8,701,673
Santa Paula $7,130,229
Port Hueneme $5,245,165
Fillmore $3,796,441
Ojai $1,786,983
Local Education Agency Estimated ARPA Funding
Oxnard $32,020,108
Oxnard Union High $24,432,809
Ventura Unified $16,640,891
Simi Valley Unified $13,829,713
Hueneme Elementary $12,858,171
Conejo Valley Unified $12,323,124
Santa Paula Unified $10,174,636
Rio Elementary $6,517,848
Fillmore Unified $6,346,359
Pleasant Valley $6,002,182
Ventura County Office of Education $4,635,997
Moorpark Unified $3,565,709
Ocean View $3,270,454
Ojai Unified $2,868,344
University Preparation Charter School at CSU Channel Islands $1,086,484
Oak Park Unified $598,888
Briggs Elementary $534,413
Peak Prep Pleasant Valley $527,663
Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education $370,541
Somis Union $347,364
Architecture, Construction & Engineering Charter High (ACE) $326,945
Mesa Union Elementary $237,545
Mupu Elementary $127,845
BRIDGES Charter $84,985
Vista Real Charter High
Valley Oak Charter
Santa Clara Elementary
River Oaks Academy
Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary
IvyTech Charter
Golden Valley Charter
Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education

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American Rescue Plan Act Ventura County – Community Meeting March 4, 2022 from County of Ventura on Vimeo.  Spanish Interpretation & Presentation Translation Was Made Available.

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The County’s community engagement framework for ARPA implementation is broad and focused on connecting with hard-to-reach groups such as people of color, people with low incomes, limited English proficient populations, and other traditionally underserved groups. The chart below provides an overview of this collaborative process.

Website, Survey, and Community Projects

600 + community surveys submitted in Spanish & English

250 + project ideas submitted via email, survey, and in-person meetings

Dedicated website with reports, spending plans, videos, and presentations

Dedicated email account (arpa@ventura.org) and phone number to encourage community engagement with populations with limited digital access

Regular updates to the website – includes both US Dept. of Treasury and County ARPA information

Digital and In-person Multilingual Community Outreach

Presentation to and listening session with 30+ community organizations through the Ventura County Community Foundation provided in English and Spanish

One-on-one meetings with community based organizations and non-profits by request

113 nonprofit survey respondents

49 nonprofits engaged via Ventura Community Foundation Complete Count Committee

38 nonprofits receive funding for multilingual outreach and join weekly information sessions

21 nonprofits engaged via Ventura Economic Vitality Committee

Tri-lingual interpretation in Spanish, English and the indigenous language of Mixteco for Board meetings

Additional Engagement

Info & print materials and paper surveys were available at county libraries (English and Spanish). Training provided to all library staff about the overall effort and survey

4 + Board hearings / Quarterly Board hearing scheduled with opportunities for public comment

Board hearings with reports, funding analysis, data visualization, graphs, and public comment

E-newsletter with ARPA information sent to 140,000 community members in English & Spanish

Translation of Recovery Plan, fact sheets, charts, tables, and website material as needed (Spanish)

Fact Sheet


ARPA Fact Sheet
English | Spanish


ARPA Survey
English | Spanish


ARPA Fact Sheet & Survey
English | Spanish


The survey period is now closed. Results will be posted soon. This process included 600+ responses in English and Spanish, 113 nonprofit responses, and 250+ project submissions. Additional comments can be guided to arpa@ventura.org. The Board plans to make investments in every category. This includes Housing & Homelessness, Mental Health, Public Health: COVID-19, Sustainability, Infrastructure, Farmworkers, Economic Recovery, Early Childhood, Park & Recreation, Arts Community, & Emergency Preparedness.

Following its historic practice, the County will prioritize programs and services for hard-to-reach people, low-income regions, and racial minorities.



The charts below outline County of Ventura’s strategy for the previous round of pandemic-related federal funding. The County prioritized the region’s most disadvantaged communities during the 2020 cycle. Looking ahead to the American Rescue Plan, the County looks to continue and expand support for vulnerable groups.

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For questions about the American Rescue Plan Act or to submit proposals or project ideas for Ventura County please email arpa@ventura.org or call 805-654-2611.

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