Where can I find information about state and local aid provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act?
ARPA includes $350 billion in funds for state and local aid available for use through December 31, 2024 (section 9901). The law states that funds can be used
- to replace revenue lost during the COVID-19 crisis, for local economic relief and recovery purposes, including assistance to households, essential workers, small businesses and nonprofits, assistance to hard-hit industries like tourism, travel, and hospitality;
- to provide “premium pay to eligible workers of the State, territory, or Tribal government that are performing such essential work, or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers who perform essential work” and “for the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue of such State, territory, or Tribal government due to the COVID–19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year[;]”
- to provide necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure.
The following online resources are available for researchers with questions about ARPA as it relates to state and local aid:
- Fund Allocations by State and Territory – House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform
- State and Local Aid External – National Conference of State Legislatures
- Broadband Support Opportunities for State and Local Governments Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 External – National Law Review
Additional resources may be added to this FAQ when/if sites are updated to reflect ARPA.
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