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in necessary aid through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. Learn everything you need to know about funding through ARPA.

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About arpA

About ARPA

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 – the latest COVID-19 stimulus package – is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill. Within ARPA, the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provides $350 billion for states, municipalities, counties, tribes, and territories, including $130.2 billion for local governments split evenly between municipalities and counties. 

NLC has developed a summary of other notable provisions relevant to municipalities and local leaders in the ARPA. 

Bill Summary

The American Rescue Plan Act

Here are two high level summaries of the bill from the 117th Congress.

Coronavirus State & Local Recovery Fund

Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

In May, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance for the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund, including information about receiving funds, allocations for metropolitan cities, eligible uses, ineligible uses and reporting requirements. Additional guidance has also been released for non-entitlement units of local government.

The Treasury Department plans to help mitigate the administrative burden. For general questions about the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund, email the Treasury at

Want to know how much money your city, town or village can receive?

Did you know that your state municipality can recover revenues lost due to the pandemic? Take the first step and determine how much your community is eligible for by downloading the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) beta-tested revenue replacement calculator, modeled off the Treasury and Census guidance on revenue calculation.

Implementation questions?

American Rescue Plan Act Implementation Questions

The American Rescue Plan Act includes unprecedented aid to local governments, including every city, town and village in America. NLC is working with the Department of the Treasury to address the details and provide guidance to municipalities, but we need your help.

Please provide any questions that you have about ARPA direct relief to local government.

Alternatively, you can review NLC’s frequently asked questions about Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund grants.

Working Together to Increase Vaccination Rates

We are making a concerted effort to bring together the resources and inspiration you need to help increase vaccination rates in your city, town or village.

There are unique challenges associated with making vaccinations available and accessible in hard-to-reach communities. This initiative was created to address such challenges.

Join us and share your real-life experiences making your communities healthy and safe.

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