The SFRPC has provided resources regarding the newly released American Rescue Plan Federal Investment Guide issued by the U.S. Conference of Mayors along with summaries from the National Association of Counties and National League of Cities. We hope that these summaries will be helpful to you.

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law. The legislation represents a historic intervention and a fitting response to the devastating impact of the global COVID-19 crisis. The ARP builds upon certain provisions in the CARES Act and the December Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CCRRSA), and often does so on a larger scale. The law also includes new initiatives that will reach some of the most vulnerable communities and businesses excluded from prior funding packages. In doing so, the law strives not only to limit the damage from 2020, but to equip cities and towns with tools necessary to start building a stronger and more equitable future over the next decade. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set the tone for the recovery from the Great Recession. Today, cities must use Rescue Plan funds to shape their communities for years to come.

As part of the $362 billion in federal fiscal recovery aid for state and local governments, $65.1 billion is provided in direct aid to counties and an additional $1.5 billion for public land counties. The American Rescue Plan Act also allocates hundreds of billions of dollars for public health and vaccines, assistance for vulnerable populations, education and housing stabilization, economic recovery assistance and direct assistance for families and individuals. This analysis highlights key provisions for county governments.

The National League of Cities has put together detailed and useful information about the newly passed American Rescue Plan Act that was signed into law on March 12th, delivering $65 billion of direct and flexible aid to America’s cities, towns and villages. The funding will allow these governments to support vital public health and economic responses to the pandemic, provide premium pay to essential workers, replace lost government revenue to prevent harmful cuts to government services, and make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

The National League of Cities has put together detailed and useful information about the newly passed American Rescue Plan Act that was signed into law on March 12th, delivering $65 billion of direct and flexible aid to America’s cities, towns and villages. The funding will allow these governments to support vital public health and economic responses to the pandemic, provide premium pay to essential workers, replace lost government revenue to prevent harmful cuts to government services, and make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.