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American Rescue Plan Act

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On March 11, 2021, The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law.  The American Rescue Plan Act or “ARPA” is a Federal plan which provides 350 billion dollars of relief funding for state and local governments.  The local funding segment amounts to approximately $130 billion divided equally between cities and counties.

The 65 billion dollars for counties will be allocated based on the county’s population.

Eligible uses of these funds include:

  • Revenue replacement for the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, relative to revenues collected in the most recent fiscal year prior to the emergency,
  • COVID-19 expenditures or negative economic impacts of COVID-19, including assistance to small businesses, households, and hard-hit industries, and economic recovery,
  • Premium pay for essential workers,
  • Investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

Restrictions on the uses of these funds include:

  • Funds allocated to states cannot be used to directly or indirectly to offset tax reductions or delay a tax or tax increase;
  • Funds cannot be deposited into any pension fund.

Funding must be spent by the end of calendar year 2024.


The Monroe County Board of Commissioners wants to know –your- ideas for how to allocate this aid locally. 

Please submit your ideas below, thank you for participating!

For more information on ARPA:

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds


https://www.gfoa.org/american-rescue-plan-spending-guiding-principles

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