ARPA Eligibility Overview
Printed Investment Plan
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to help mitigate the long-term effects of the Pandemic and to remedy the disparity between rising costs and falling revenues.
Albany County received $59.3 million in two equal tranches, creating a historic opportunity to achieve fiscally responsible yet transformational objectives that will shape the County’s recovery and future.
Eligible Uses of ARPA Funds
The American Rescue Plan Act provides significant resources for the County to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the resulting economic impact through programs and services that fall within several categories of eligible uses: