American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

FEDERAL FUNDS AID LOCAL RECOVERY


In an effort to assist individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and state and local governments in dealing with the public health and economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress approved the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) in March. ARPA provides federal stimulus funds intended to address the ongoing economic recovery following substantial financial losses suffered during the pandemic.

HOW CAN THE CITY BEST UTILIZE $19 MILLION?

The federal government is providing stimulus money to help communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Concord has $19 million of federal funds available for the benefit of the community. City leaders are seeking your input on how to spend the available funds.  

Many members of the community have been negatively affected by the economic, social, and health impacts of the pandemic. It is vital for City leaders to hear from you on how these one-time funds should be utilized to assure the best outcomes for Concord. 

Surveys Closed, Next Steps

Thank you for participating in our surveys! We received nearly 900 responses. The information collected through these surveys and the City's community meetings will be summarized and presented to the City Council on Tuesday, April 26. Review the meeting agenda and corresponding reports.

Survey Results:

Future meeting dates and agendas will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.

More Information


Through the efforts of the National League of Cities and state associations such as the League of California Cities, the bill included $130 billion in federal stimulus funds for local governments. This money was divided evenly between counties and local government agencies, and funding was provided to cities based on 2019 population size. Concord expects to receive $27 million for COVID-19 response and recovery.

By law, all of the local government funds must be allocated by December 31, 2024 and spent no later than December 31, 2026.