Federal Government ARPA Resources

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Background

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivers $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The SLFRF program provides governments across the country with the resources needed to:

  • Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with its public health and economic impacts
  • Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenue resulting from the crisis
  • Build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity

Treasury has released the Final Rule for the program, which will take effect on April 1, 2022. Recipients and stakeholders are also encouraged to consult the Overview of the Final Rule, which provides a summary of Final Rule provisions for informational purposes, and to visit the Final Rule section below for more details.

Use of Funds

Recipients may use SLFRF funds to:

  • Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services up to the amount of revenue lost due to the pandemic
  • Respond to the far-reaching public health and negative economic impacts of the pandemic, by supporting the health of communities, and helping households, small businesses, impacted industries, nonprofits, and the public sector recover from economic impacts
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical sectors
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide substantial flexibility for each jurisdiction to meet local needs within these four separate eligible use categories.

Treasury Links

  1. US Department of the Treasury ARPA Home Page
  2. ARPA Allocation for Counties
  3. Final Rule Overview
  4. Final Rule

How are other cities utilizing ARPA funds?

  1. October Blog Post – Early Data Shows State and Local Government Are Committing Recovery Funds to Build an Equitable Recovery
  2. Early Reporting Highlights – Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
  3. American Rescue Plan: Treasury’s Progress And Impact After Six Months

Webinar Links

  1. Webinar: Introduction to the Final Rule
  2. Webinar: Introduction to the Final Rule (Slide Deck)