Background

The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March 2021, provides $350 billion in funding for state and local governments to build an equitable economic recovery from the devastating economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Los Angeles County has embarked on a sweeping effort to address longstanding inequities and transform underserved communities that have been hard hit during the pandemic with investments from the American Rescue Plan Act and other funding sources. 

On July 27, 2021, the Board adopted Phase One Spending Plan which allocated $975 million of the $1.9 billion dollars received as the first tranche of spending as Phase 1 of the County’s plan.  Phase 1 of the spending plan covers three pillars:

Emerging from the Pandemic Better than Before Through Equity-Based Investments: Allocates $567.9 million

      • Investments are designed to increase housing for people experiencing homelessness, create more affordable housing,  reduce the digital divide, and build wealth in communities that have historically been left out of generational wealth gains.
      • $87.7 million of these investments support the Care First Community Investments (formerly Measure J) to resource the Board’s “Care First, Jails Last” vision.

Building a Bridge to an Equitable Recovery: Allocates $239.68 million

      • Deploys supportive services through an equity lens to jumpstart recovery for those who have suffered the most. It focuses on stabilizing sectors hardest hit by the pandemic, including small businesses and entrepreneurs and the arts and the creative economy; creating opportunities for more stable employment and housing; and providing much needed services for families (e.g., food security, childcare and other services)

Fiscal Stability and Social Safety Net: Allocates $239.68 million

      • Shores up LA County’s safety net to ensure its own firm financial footing as we emerge from the pandemic.

In total, 81 programs are funded through ARP and administered by 17 departments across the Count, from Parks and Rec and Library to Public Health and Health Services. Through December 2024, a wide range of service providers, vendors, ​​organizations and businesses will be needed to achieve these objectives. This website will be updated regularly with information about solicitations and contracting opportunities. 

Solicitations and contract opportunities will be available to support American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act and Care First Community Investment (CFCI). Learn more about these programs below.  

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act

The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March 2021, provides $350 billion in funding for state and local governments to build an equitable economic recovery from the devastating economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the approved programs at the LA County’s Dashboard.

Care First Community Investment (CFCI)

On August 10, 2020 the Board adopted the Care First Community Investment spending plan, an unprecedented $187.7 million spending package to advance its care first, jails last vision with a series of direct community investments and funding for alternatives to incarceration—accelerating the transformative process of creating a more just and equitable Los Angeles County for all residents.

Current Contract Opportunities and Solicitations

Solicitations are added to the website regularly. Please sign up for updates below and check back frequently. If you have any questions regarding specific contract opportunities please click through for contact information.

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Resources

The County’s Chief Executive Office has released a Request For Statement of Qualification (RFSQ) to identify qualified vendors for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Support Services Master Agreement.

What is a Master Agreement (MA)?

Master Agreements (MA) are utilized when the County desires a list of pre-qualified vendors to perform various services, on an as-needed basis. Vendors have the opportunity to submit their qualifications through a solicitation process, Request For Statement of Qualification (RFSQ). Vendors who meet the minimum qualifications identified in the RFSQ and accept the terms and conditions of the MA become County contractors in the specific category for which they qualified. As services are required, MA contractors are solicited in the categories for which they are pre-qualified. Work or purchase orders are typically awarded to the lowest priced, qualified bidder, unless the work or purchase order solicitation identifies other specific evaluation criteria.

To help ensure that you are able to learn how to contract with the County, we have provided the following resources for your use:

Virtual Proposer’s Conference – A virtual Proposer’s Conference has been held for those that are interested in submitting a proposal in response to ARP-related contracting opportunities. Please see the video recording of our ARP Proposer’s Conference for more information or click here: ARP Proposer’s Conference – May 11, 2022

Answers to your questions – Please see our addendum with responses to the questions asked during our Proposer’s Conference. To view the addendum, please click here.

Get signed up to be notified – If you’d like to sign up to receive notifications about solicitations and contract opportunities for upcoming County contracts involving ARP or CFCI, please use the form above or click here and enter your information.

See current solicitations – Current solicitations are listed above.

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