American Rescue Plan
Eaton County will receive over 21 million dollars ($21,000,000) in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in two lump sum payments. This money must be spent by the end of 2024, or Eaton County will lose its share of the funding.
ARPA is a historic investment in the people of Eaton County to support public health expenditures, address the negative economic impacts of the pandemic, provide premium pay for essential workers, and invest in our water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
One of Toomey's top priorities is to ensure Eaton County receives 100% of federal ARPA funding. He will fight for that money to be invested in projects that will benefit the most individuals and families in Eaton County.
As a Trustee, Jacob voted to use ARPA funding to invest in critical infrastructure like roads and bridges. He also supported public safety upgrades which included purchasing a radar speed limit sign as a street calming measure. Jacob also recognized the essential workers who provided great service to residents during the height of the pandemic and voted to provide them with premium pay.
As a Commissioner, Jacob kept his promise to invest in the future of Eaton County by supporting a multimillion-dollar broadband project to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet to over 2000 rural households. This project would be supported in part through ARPA funding.