Marion County Commissioners Announce American Rescue Plan Act

Posted on March 12, 2022

SALEM, Ore. – March 11, 2022 – On Wednesday, during the State of the County address, the Marion County Board of Commissioners announced some allocations for federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars.

“We focused on making generational change for our community through one-time infrastructure allocations,” said Commissioner Colm Willis. “Our communities have waited on many of these projects for decades.”

Allocations that were announced included:

  • $25 Million to update sewer and septic systems in cities and unincorporated communities across the county, including: Aumsville, Aurora, Gates, Hubbard, Mill City, Mount Angel, Turner, Stayton, Jefferson, Donald, St. Paul, and Brooks.
  • $9 million dollars to update the county’s radio system to support first responders in emergencies. The current system was partially burned during the 2020 Labor Day fires.
  • $3 million to building Salem’s new Homeless Navigation Center.
  • $2 million to building soccer and football fields in partnership with the city of Keizer, ensuring local children have access to outdoor sports.
  • More than $1 million to a new Hope Pregnancy Clinic facility, as well as to rebuild a foodbank in the City of Woodburn, which was lost in a fire.

The goal of these projects has been to benefit critical city infrastructure, create or improve community spaces, and benefit low- to -moderate-income county residents. These generational changes will benefit Marion County communities for decades to come.

For more information, contact the Board of Commissioners Office at (503) 588-5212 or email“>

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