The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), P.L. 117-7, provided $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the ongoing public health emergency. ARPA is aimed at providing relief to governments across the United States in support of urgent COVID-19 response efforts including replacing lost revenue, supporting immediate economic stabilization, public sector needs and addressing systemic public health and economic challenges.

We have prepared a policy brief that covers the following topics:

  • Timing of Funds – How the Treasury Department will distribute the funds and when
  • Use of Funds – How ARPA funds are allowed to be used and what costs can be covered
  • Funding Levels – Funding levels approved by Congress for eligible state, local, territorial and tribal governments

In the policy brief, you will also be able to access the Treasury Department’s fact sheet and view the individual funding allocations for states, territories, local and city governments.

To learn more about the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), please download a copy of Tidal Basin’s policy brief here.