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Skagit County CARES & ARPA Spending

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crises, the 116th U.S. Congress passed the Coronavirus, Aide, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020. The 117th U.S. Congress also passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on March 6, 2021. Both of these bills provided substaintial finacial assistance to local governments, businesses and individuals whose services and finances had been impacted by the pandemic and by pandemic response.

Skagit County recieved a little over $12 million in CARES Act funding, and around $25 million in ARPA funding. This webpage is to provide the public with an overview on how this funding was and/or is being spent. It is not a complete accounting of ARPA or CARES act spending and should not be treated as such. For informaiton on how to request further documenation visit our Public Records Request page, call the Commissioners' office at 360-416-1300 or email

Read the Skagit County Economic Recovery Plan here.


  • Skagit County Commissioners CARES Act Spending, Overview Handout
  • October 22, 2020 Skagit County Commissioners award CARES funding to Skagit schools to help with safe reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • October 21, 2020 Skagit County Commissioners announce grant program to help licensed childcare providers impacted by COVID-19
  • September 28,2020 Skagit County Commissioners kick start Mortgage Assistance program
  • August 10, 2020 Skagit County Commissioners award 809,000 in grant funding to local small businesses
  • July 10, 2020 Skagit County Commissioners award $163,884 in grant funding to local businesses, announces second small business grant round

  • American Rescue Plan Act

    The Board of Community Commissioners is taking feedback on it's ARPA guiding principles and spending priorities. View the statement in full below. To provide feedback, email (ATTN: ARPA Spending) or call 360-416-1300

  • Skagit County Board of Commissions guiding principles on ARPA Spending
    • Last updated May 27, 2021
  • May 28, 2021 Skagit County Commissioners approve first round of American Rescue Plan Act spending; release guiding principles document for feedback
  • Skagit County follows Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), which prohibits discrimination based on race, color and national origin in programs and activities. In addition, Skagit County complies with other related nondiscrimination statutes in the delivery of our programs and services that provide protections based on disability, age, sex, economic status and limited English proficiency. For any questions or concerns please contact the Skagit County Auditors’ office at

    For more information on ARPA spending guidance from the U.S. Treasury, visit their website.