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File #: 22-5471    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Transfer of Funds Only Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by the Office of the County Engineer for approval to appropriate $2,698,581 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to support water and wastewater projects. These funds will be allocated between labor and non-labor expenses on an as needed basis, and Engineering will transfer existing open PCNs from other internal departments to manage this work.
Department: County Engineer
Department Head/Elected Official: Dr. Milton Rahman - Executive Director & County Engineer

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Transfer of Funds Only

Project ID (if applicable): ARPA_WATER
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Office of the County Engineer for approval to appropriate $2,698,581 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to support water and wastewater projects. These funds will be allocated between labor and non-labor expenses on an as needed basis, and Engineering will transfer existing open PCNs from other internal departments to manage this work.
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Background and Discussion:
Harris County Engineering Department provides project management support to infrastructure projects in the ARPA portfolio. The ARPA Steering Committee has recommended the use of Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for investment in projects increasing access to clean drinking water and functional sewer systems, especially in vulnerable communities and where minimizing environmental and public health impacts of septic system failures is critical. Five RFQs are in progress to select professional engineering services for feasibility studies and design of water and wastewater projects in five candidate project areas.

In support of this effort, the ARPA Steering Committee has authorized the use of ARPA funding for Engineering Department resources supporting the planning, management, and execution of these projects.

Expected Impact:
The approval of this transfer of funds would enable the assignment of Engineering resources to manage and execute ARPA water and wastewater projects. It would also allow for enhanced coordination and communication between the Engineering D...

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