What can the ARPA funds be used for?

The ARPA funds provide eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments with resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild the economy as the country recovers. Recipients may use these funds based on Treasury guidelines which include:

  • Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
  • Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
  • Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet

Within these overall categories, recipients have broad flexibility to decide how best to use this funding to meet the needs of their communities. For more information see: https://tinyurl.com/b2tbk47p


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1. What is ARPA? Where did the ARPA funds come from?
2. What is the timeframe covered and when will the money be spent?
3. How much ARPA funds did Cleveland County receive?
4. What can the ARPA funds be used for?
5. How will Cleveland County’s ARPA be spent?
6. Can the public track the spending of ARPA funds?
7. How can I tell my story of COVID-19's impact on me, and express my opinion on how Cleveland County can best recover?
8. Is rental/utility assistance still available?
9. How does ARPA benefit me?