American Rescue Plan Act Funding

The ARP Act provides that payments may only be used to cover costs that:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control;
  • Replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs;
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses; and,
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic on certain populations.

Recipients may use Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to:

  1. Support Public Health Expenditures
  2. Address Negative Economic Impacts 
  3. Serving the Hardest-Hit  Families
  4. Serving the Hardest-Hit Communities
  5. Provide Premium Pay

Support public health expenditures, by funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff;

  • Services and programs to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID-19;
  • Services to address behavioral healthcare needs exacerbated by the pandemic;
  • For example, organizations who plan to implement an initiative to a targeted population that provides intensive therapeutic services to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis would meet eligibility requirements.    

Reporting Guidelines

Please also be aware that there are additional reporting guidelines for the Rescue Act Funds which can be accessed on the Treasury’s website through the Compliance and Reporting Guidance. There are additional reporting requirements for these ARPA funds that are different than the CARES funds.