American Rescue Plan Act
In This Section
Signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocates $1.9 trillion to COVID-19 relief and economic recovery. Colorado municipalities will directly receive more than $800 million through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.
These funds will be provided over two distributions; the first half is available now for metropolitan cities and in mid-June for smaller cities, the second half will be available one year later. Funds must be encumbered by Dec. 31, 2024 and spent by Dec. 31, 2026.
Treasury Guidance is below and contained in three documents. For questions regarding the information below please contact Kevin Bommer, CML executive director or Meghan Dollar, CML Legislative Advocacy Manager.
- Treasury Guidance Fact Sheet
- Treasury Frequently Asked Questions (as of 7/19/2021)
- Comprehensive Interim Final Rule
- Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund guidance now available
On June 17, 2021, Treasury released the Compliance and Reporting Guidance for the SLFRF Program. The guidance provides additional detail and clarification for each recipient’s documentation and reporting responsibilities.
How Municipalities Can Access State Funding
ARPA Funding Grant Programs
The Department of Local Affairs has compiled a comprehensive list of state and federal funding opportunities for municipalities. The spreadsheet is organized by recovery category. For additional questions, please contact the lobbyist listed in the category.
- Economy/Business (Meghan MacKillop)
- Workforce Development and Education (Beauclarine Thomas)
- Downtown and Community Revitalization (Meghan MacKillop)
- Housing (Meghan Dollar)
- Community Planning and Development (Meghan Dollar)
- Technology and Broadband (Meghan MacKillop)
- Transportation (Meghan MacKillop)
- Health and Human Services (Beauclarine Thomas)
- Energy, Water, and Environment (Meghan MacKillop)
- Agriculture (Meghan MacKillop)
- Wildfire (Meghan Dollar)