What is the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)?
ARPA Treasury Document Summary
Our State, local, and Tribal governments are encouraged to use payments from the Fiscal Recovery Funds to respond to the direct and immediate needs of the pandemic and its negative economic impacts and, in particular, the needs of households and businesses that were disproportionately and negatively impacted by the public health emergency. As highlighted above, low-income communities and workers and people of color have faced more severe health and economic outcomes during the pandemic, with pre-existing social vulnerabilities like low-wage or insecure employment, concentrated neighborhoods with less economic opportunity, and pre-existing health disparities likely contributing to the magnified impact of the pandemic. The Fiscal Recovery Funds provide resources to not only respond to the immediate harms of the pandemic but also to mitigate its longer-term impact in compounding the systemic public health and economic challenges of disproportionately impacted populations. Treasury encourages recipients to consider funding uses that foster a strong, inclusive, and equitable recovery, especially uses with long-term benefits for health and economic outcomes.
Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF)
The Federal Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) was established under section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).The fund provides substantial funding to local governments by either federal direct payments to Metropolitan Cities and Counties or state payments to Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government (NEU's).
Application for Funds
Application for FundsMetropolitan Cities and Counties
Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government (NEU) - Open Now