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American Rescue Plan Act

ARPA Funded Services

The American Rescue Plan represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address LA County’s most urgent inequities. This page details launched American Rescue Plan programs in Los Angeles County and provides details about their funded amounts, priorities, and program websites. New programs are being launched regularly. Please check this page often for updates on newly launched programs.

For additional information on launched programs, including contact information for services and contracting opportunities, please visit our Equity Dashboard.

Current Programs

Nurse Family Partnership

Department:
Public Health

Program Description:
Provides regular visits by specially trained nurses for young, first-time mothers parents and mothers- parents-to-be in foster care and/or other high-risk, high-need situations starting in early pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday. ARP NFP-LA is also part of the nationwide initiative to expand nurse home visiting services to non-first time pregnant parents.

Budget:
$6,340,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Early Literacy and Education

Department:
Library

Program Description:
Support LA County Library early literacy and educational programs, including LA County Library’s Student and Tutors Reading Achieving Success (STARS) program, Reading Machine program, MākMō vehicles, and School Readiness Program.

Budget:
$1,930,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Park and Connect Program

Department:
Library

Program Description:
Expand the Library’s “Park and Connect” program by installing outdoor Wi-Fi antennas at 55 LA County libraries, which will offer public internet access in the library parking lots and adjacent public spaces.

Budget:
$1,500,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
lacountylibrary.org/wifi

Job Programs for Reentry Populations: Careers for a Cause/Careers of Tomorrow/Fire Camp-LA Training Center

Department:
Economic Opportunity

Program Description:
Provide a variety of job placement programming for individuals returning from serving sentences in jail or prison, with a focus on women and the LGBTQI+ community, including the Careers for a Cause, Skills and Experience for the Careers of Tomorrow (SECTOR), and Fire Camp programs

Budget:
$21,700,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Project Homekey 2.0

Department:
Chief Executive Office

Program Description:
As a part of the State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development’s  (HCD’s) Homekey Round 2 program, the County of Los Angeles is jointly applying with affordable housing developers and homeless services providers (co-applicants) for funding to acquire properties that will be used as permanent and temporary housing for people experiencing homelessness. The County will provide ARPA funding to support the local match required in some instances for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and operation of these properties. The properties will provide housing to the most vulnerable residents of the County of Los Angeles, all of whom have been impacted by COVID-19. After the onset of the pandemic, the number of deaths among people experiencing homelessness (PEH) in LA County increased, going from  1271 deaths pre-pandemic (March 31, 2019-April 1, 2020) to 1988 deaths (April 1, 2020-March 31, 2021). While COVID-19 became the third leading cause of death among PEH in the post-pandemic onset year, the overall increase was driven to an equal or more considerable degree by increases in overdoses, homicide, congenital heart disease, and traffic injury deaths. Evidence shows the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated stressors already present in the lives of PEH, leading to increases in other causes of death, even as we redoubled our COVID-19 prevention efforts in this population. The Homekey Round 2 program will help reduce these stressors and create more stability for PEH, increasing their ability to secure safe housing and comprehensive supportive services to stabilize and maintain their housing. Properties designated for interim housing will serve families, single adults, or transition-aged youth (TAY) experiencing homelessness. They will provide health and mental health services, employment services, access to benefits, and support in identifying and securing permanent housing. Properties designated for permanent supportive housing will be used to provide homeless, disabled adults with long-term rental subsidies and intensive case management services (ICMS), a model that has been proven to the highly effective in enabling chronically homeless households to retain their housing.

Budget:
$173,600,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://homeless.lacounty.gov/homekey/

ODR Interim Housing Beds

Department:
Department of Health Services

Program Description:
Extend funding for ODR’s COVID-19 Jail Release: interim housing beds to provide housing for PEH who have severe mental illness and physical health issues who were released during pandemic-caused jail decompression.

Budget:
$10,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://dhs.lacounty.gov/housing-for-health/our-services/housing-for-health/

Tenant Protections Hotline & Small Claims Advisor Program

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
Provide additional funding for DCBA’s Tenant Protections Hotline and its Small Claims Advisor program as they field inquiries from tenants and landlords seeking to understand their rights and responsibilities, as well as the required judicial process under new state laws for unpaid rent during the pandemic.

Budget:
$500,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions/

Tenant Protections Hotline & Small Claims Advisor Program

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
Provide additional funding for DCBA’s Tenant Protections Hotline and its Small Claims Advisor program as they field inquiries from tenants and landlords seeking to understand their rights and responsibilities, as well as the required judicial process under new state laws for unpaid rent during the pandemic.

Budget:
$500,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions/

Represent LA

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
The Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) will provide funds to a lead contractor to implement the four project pillars: detained removal defense, non-detained removal defense, affirmative immigration benefits representation, and community support. Services will support vulnerable immigrant groups that struggle to obtain legal representation through existing funding sources and programs. This includes detained immigrants, as well as immigrants experiencing homelessness, survivors of labor exploitation, asylum seekers, and children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent. Immigrant workers are overrepresented in “essential” workplaces and service industries that bore the brunt of the economic downturn at the outset of the pandemic.

The individuals receiving services in this program represent that most marginalized and/or linguistically isolated immigrant groups have been deeply impacted by health and economic impacts of the pandemic. The community support pillar will ensure that services reach these historically marginalized groups to facilitate their recovery from the pandemic. Services will be rendered by nonprofit legal service providers and community-based organizations (CBOs) who have become indispensable trusted messengers and providers of direct relief during the pandemic. This includes the distribution of economic relief aid, food, COVID testing and vaccination, and housing assistance. These CBOs have also addressed community concerns about “public charge,” a major barrier that has severely impacted the willingness of immigrant households to access vital support during the pandemic.

Budget:
$7,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
www.representla.org

Mediation for Landlord/Tenant and Other COVID-19 Related Disputes

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
This program seeks to award Dispute Resolution Organizations dedicated to helping underserved individuals who lack the resources and capacity to adequately navigate the judicial system whose contributions lead to resolving financially devastating disputes, such as landlord-tenant disputes, credit card bills, payday loans, personal loans, and medical debt. The Project will fund well-established DROs with a proven track record in assisting underserved communities throughout the County.

Budget:
$1,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
dcba.lacounty.gov/countywidedrp

Rental Subsidies for Permanent Supportive Housing

Department:
Health Services

Program Description:
Create permanent supportive housing for individuals and families with complex health or behavioral health conditions who are experiencing homelessness by providing rental subsidies that can be used in the private rental market, for master leasing and for project-based sites without rental subsidies, among other options, without any upfront capital costs.

Budget:
$100,500,000

Launch Date:
Early 2022

Food Assistance Awareness Campaign

Department:
Public Social Services

Program Description:
Promote CalFresh sign-ups to eligible residents from the Asian, Asian Pacific Islanders, seniors, and LGBTQ population groups by partnering with community-based organizations and leverage their reach and access in the community. Twenty-five CBOs are in the program, each receiving $20,000 over a 12-month period to consume the $500K ARP budget.

Budget:
$500,000

Launch Date:
January 31, 2023

Market Match

Department:
Public Health

Program Description:
Market Match is a program for people on CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to help them buy healthy food at participating farmers’ markets. For every dollar of CalFresh or WIC benefits, the program gives an extra $1 in Market Match tokens or vouchers that can be used to buy fruits and vegetables.

Budget:
$3,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://ecologycenter.org/fmfinder/

Grocery Vouchers

Department:
Public Health

Program Description:
The Grocery Voucher program provides benefits for low-income households who need help buying food and are currently not receiving any assistance from food programs, such as CalFresh (food stamps or EBT). These benefits can be used to buy groceries at participating grocery stores either online or in the store.

Budget:
$15,000,000

Launch Date:
Fall 2022

Community-Based Outreach

Department:
Public Health – Office of Planning, Integration, and Engagement

Program Description:
Community-based outreach – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) established the Community Health Worker Outreach Initiative (CHWOI) to mobilize grassroots community outreach to ensure that our highest need residents can access accurate, up-to-date information and services needed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reduce barriers to COVID-19 vaccination. LACDPH developed a priority index to help maximize the impact of street-level outreach efforts by locating areas with populations facing the highest combined risk in the following categories: COVID-19 case rates, language isolation, sensitive populations, and the Center for Disease Control’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI). Data on current vaccination rates as well as priority communities, as classified by LACDPH, are overlaid with the priority index to ensure an equitable distribution of CHW work across areas of LA County with highest risk and at most need of intervention. 84% of outreaches will occur in high to highest priority areas when compared with the equity explorer, which include the larger geographic regions of Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, Metro LA, South LA, and East LA. Outreach, as defined by CHWOI, are interactions with members in a target community utilizing a variety of methods including, providing direct in-person outreach in community spaces where people may gather or be in close proximity (e.g., parks); conducting door-to-door outreach and door drop offs in residential areas; leveraging existing community networks in high need areas; outreaching to small businesses, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations; and conducting virtual outreach (e.g., phone, email, social media, etc.) to provide information and health education about COVID-19 and vaccination and emerging health issues. CHWOI creates a coordinated community-centered system of care that provides targeted outreach and support to communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 by hiring approximately 100 full-time CHWs from community-based organizations across LA County. The initiative’s focus is to deliver in-language, culturally appropriate services to communities through the dissemination of health information and education, providing tangible supports such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer, and connecting residents to COVID-19 related services (e.g., transportation, vaccination appointments, testing, etc.). While LACDPH continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and with recovery in mind, CHWOI will expand its focus to prioritize community resource navigation and tailor strategies to better serve vulnerable communities that will work to address disparities in health outcomes (e.g., chronic disease, etc.) exacerbated by COVID-19.

Budget:
$15,000,000

Launch Date:
September 2023

Domestic Violence Shelter-Based Program

Department:
Public Health

Program Description:
Provide funding to domestic violence agencies to provide emergency shelter, food, necessities of life, legal services, case management, and counseling services to survivors of domestic violence negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Budget:
$11,100,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Abundant Birth Project

Department:
Public Health – Division of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Program Description:
The Department of Public Health in collaboration with First 5 LA, the Departments of Health Services and Mental Health and the County’s Chief Executive Office are working with community-based partners and advisors to implement a unique, Guaranteed Income project serving high-risk pregnant and parenting individuals countywide. Economic instability increases homelessness, unemployment, and other hardships leading to toxic stress and increased risk for physical and mental health problems. During pregnancy, this risk may result in adverse outcomes for infant and parent, even infant or parent death. In Los Angeles County, for example, infant mortality rates for Black families are more than twice those for other populations and maternal mortality is near four times that for other groups, reflecting the impact of racism and social marginalization across generations. The Los Angeles County Abundant Birth Pilot Project will confront these risks head-on, by providing a stipend of $807 per month for 18 months to a minimum of 400 pregnant people in LA County from populations with the worst birth outcomes. The project is designed to alleviate poverty and in doing so, improve birth outcomes among high-risk populations.
To Participate

  1. Must be a resident of  Los Angeles County
  2. Pregnant, less than 27 weeks pregnant
  3. Household income below $106,000
  4. Identifying with a population at increased odds for PTB:
    • Identification as Black
    • Prior preterm birth
    • Preexisting hypertension
    • Preexisting diabetes
    • Sickle cell anemia (SCA)

Budget:
$18,600,000 +

Launch Date:
November 2023

Home Visiting Program

Department:
Public Health – Division of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Program Description:
This ARP-funded program utilizes the nationally accredited evidence-based practice (EBP) model of Healthy Families America (HFA) to provide supportive home-based visitation services to high-risk, low-income pregnant and parenting families, that includes perinatal and parental support, education, and empowerment; regular screenings and assessments for mental health symptoms and early child developmental delays; as well as referrals and linkages to community and government services. The focus population includes families in foster care, teenage pregnancies and parenting, those without healthcare insurance, experiencing or at-risk for depression, anxiety, other mental health issues, intimate partner/domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness, and unemployment. The project will address the needs, deficiencies, and inequities exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HFA is rooted in the belief that early, nurturing relationships are the foundation of life-long, healthy development. The home visiting services by HFA Family Support Specialists (FSS) build upon attachment and bio-ecological systems and tenets of trauma-informed care, solidify interactions between home visitors and families as relationship-based which are designed for prevention and early interventions, address the increasing mental health needs and risks evident during the pandemic, as well as enhance strategic approaches to support strong and equitable recovery from the pandemic recognizing the gaps in healthcare delivery in the population of focus.

To Participate

  1. To participate and receive home visiting services under ARP Home Visiting, referral or applicant must be:
    1. A resident of Los Angeles County
    2. Pregnant or parenting an infant 3 months or younger
    3. Considered any of the following:

    • Living within the highest/high/moderate need tiers based upon the Los Angeles County’s COVI Vulnerability and Recovery Index; or
    •  Living within the Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT); or
    •  Disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are presumed to be disproportionately impacted if they can demonstrate that they are part of a low-income household, defined as a household with income at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/SLFRF-LMI-tool.xlsx. Participants may also qualify by demonstrating that they qualify for certain federal benefits. If an applicant is unable to demonstrate that they qualify using the above referenced criteria, they may also qualify by providing a personal justification for why they were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Budget:
$5,557,565.00 +

Launch Date:
November 2022

Alternative Crisis Response

Department:
Mental Health

Program Description:
Jumpstart the Alternative Crisis Response, a multiagency effort led by mental health professionals and first responders to promote the appropriate care and treatment of people in crisis as a primary alternative to a law enforcement response or jail.

Budget:
$18,500,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Legal Aid for Small Businesses

Department:
Economic Opportunity

Program Description:
Get free legal support for your small business!

LA County Department of Economic Opportunity has teamed up with Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Public Counsel to provide free legal assistance to small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
Eligible small businesses can connect with legal experts and access ongoing webinars, one-on-one counseling, and legal academies at no cost to help businesses maintain status, personnel, property, and revenue streams. Legal topics include commercial lease agreements, employee safety, wages, and paid leave benefits, contract negotiation, intellectual property, tax liability, business entity structure, and bankruptcy.

Budget:
$3,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Intensive Case Management Services and Tenancy Support Services for Federal Voucher Holders

Department:
Department of Health Services

Program Description:
Provide Intensive Case Management Services (ICMS) and move-in assistance for approximately 1,500 federal subsidy recipients who are coming out of homelessness and matched to a permanent housing opportunity.

Budget:
$65,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://dhs.lacounty.gov/housing-for-health/our-services/housing-for-health/

Delete the Divide

Department:
Internal Services Department

Program Description:
Led by the Internal Services Department (ISD) and through an innovative public-private partnership model, Delete the Divide seeks to unify efforts to provide youth in disadvantaged communities with direct access to modern technologies, as well as training and support services, educational programs, technical certifications, job shadowing, mentoring, corporate tours, paid work experience, academic scholarships, practical hands-on experience, and pathways to well-paying careers.

Budget:
$12,050,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://www.deletethedivide.org/

Homelessness Prevention

Department:
Department of Health Services

Program Description:
Support DHS Housing for Health Homelessness prevention unit in identifying people who are at risk of losing their housing and provide them with support services and flexible cash assistance to address an array of needs, including rent and utility arrears, and connection to mainstream services and benefits.

Budget:
$25,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://dhs.lacounty.gov/housing-for-health/our-services/housing-for-health/

Food Distribution

Department:
Board of Supervisors

Program Description:
In partnership with the LA Regional Food Bank and nonprofit providers, continue drive-up food giveaway programs for those struggling to put food on the table.

Budget:
$3,500,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Interim Housing Operating Costs for Community-Based Sites

Department:
Department of Health Services

Program Description:
Support the operation of 261 interim housing beds in 10 different sites located throughout LA County, including at three new Recuperative Care Centers opened on DHS hospital campuses in response to COVID-19.

Budget:
$6,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
https://dhs.lacounty.gov/housing-for-health/our-services/housing-for-health/

Elder Nutrition Programs

Department:
Aging and Disabilities

Program Description:
Additional support for WDACS’ Elder Nutrition Program+, which provides free nutritious meals to low-income seniors, operated in partnership with community-based and nonprofit organizations.

Budget:
$17,300,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Public Wi-Fi at County Parks

Department:
Parks and Recreation

Program Description:
Install public Wi-Fi at 36 LA County parks that serve communities hardest hit by the pandemic and with the lowest rates of home broadband access.

Budget:
$1,700,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Stay Housed LA County

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
Expand and sustain Stay Housed LA County, a first-of-its-kind partnership between LA County, community-based organizations, and nonprofit legal services providers to provide outreach, education, full-scope legal representation, and emergency rental assistance to low-income residents facing eviction.

Budget:
$12,000,000

Launch Date:
Launched

Website:
www.stayhousedla.org

Laptop and Hotspots Lending and Work Ready Programs

Department:
Library

Program Description:
Add 1,400 Chromebook kits to LA County Library’s existing Laptop and Hotspot Loan program and fund necessary equipment, software, and licenses, with a focus on low-income communities and communities of color with limited access to broadband internet and devices. Support LA County Library’s Work Ready program, where participants can borrow a Chromebook kit for 6 weeks from participating libraries and attend virtual events that cover topics ranging from writing cover letters and interviewing to identifying high-growth careers.

Budget:
$3,400,000

Launch Date:
June 1, 2023

High Road Training Partnerships

Department:
Economic Opportunity

Program Description:
HRTPs bring together industry, education and training providers, labor, and community to build employer-informed, skill-based training models that meet evolving market needs and promote job quality, equity, and sustainability. Models include pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships leading to long-term careers. The six sectors planned for initial investment: film and digital media; construction; health care; bioscience; technology; and early care and education.

Budget:
$18,000,000

Launch Date:
There are multiple sectors under the High Road Training Partnerships.

Apprenticeship Registry
Launched April 2023

Technology
Target Launch Date: September 2023

Construction
Launched March 2023

Early Care and Education
Target launch date September 2023

Film and Digital
Launched March 2022

Health Care
Target launch date February 2024

Future Programs

Building a Better Connection for Older Adults

Department:
Aging and Disabilities

Program Description:
DAD and the Aging Network will provide a tablet computer designed for use by older adults, along with internet connection, technical assistance, and ongoing support.

Budget:
$1,000,000

Launch Date:
January 1, 2023

Trauma Prevention Partnership

Department:
Public Health – Office of Violence Prevention (OVP)

Program Description:
Trauma Prevention Partnerships (TPP) invests in community‐ based organizations to address increased violence in communities most affected by the COVID pandemic and build on current strategies implemented by the Office of Violence Prevention. Funding opportunities will be released through The California Community Foundation.

Budget:
$20,000,000+

Launch Date:
Release date: March 2023 -Phase 1
Street Outreach and Community Violence Intervention
Hospital Violence Intervention Programs

RFP release date: July 2023- Phase 2
Peer to Peer Academy

RFP release date: August 2023- Phase 3
Youth Programs
School Safety Transformation Partnerships
Community Healing and Trauma Informed Care
Crisis Response

Website:
https://www.calfund.org/nonprofits/featured-funds/trauma-prevention-partnerships/

Contact:
For information or to be added to our listserv for community engagement activities, please email arp-tpp@ph.lacounty.gov

Accelerate the Digital Divide

Department:
Internal Service Department

Program Description:
Deploy demonstration community-based Wi-Fi mesh networks and educational and outreach supports to address digital deserts in high-needs County neighborhoods.

Budget:
$56,000,000

Launch Date:
July 1,  2023

Grants to CBO's on Financial Well-Being and Wealth Building

Department:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs

Program Description:
DCBA will invest $3.5 million to provide direct investments in organizations who serve LA County’s low-income communities, with a focus on intergenerational-wealth building. This project will alleviate the economic impact that the pandemic had on our most in-need communities and provide access to critical resources to ensure that their assets have a vehicle in place to pass on to heirs thus ensuring the economic resiliency of the household.

Budget:
$3,500,000

Launch Date:
TBD

Website:

Jail Closure: System of Care Expansion

Department:
Board of Supervisors

Program Description:
Expand LA County’s community-based system of care for people experiencing serious mental illness and substance use disorder by facilitating service providers’ capabilities and capacity.

Budget:
$10,500,000

Launch Date:
TBD

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