American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)


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.


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.

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

Next Steps

At the Council's May 3, 2022 meeting, Mayor Dominic Aliano announced the creation of an ad hoc committee to develop recommendations on the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) Investment Plan—specifically on spending categories, dollar allocations to spending categories, and the process for allocating funds within each spending category. This committee will present its recommendations to the full council on Tuesday, September 27.  

Survey Results

Thank you for participating in our surveys! We received nearly 900 responses. The information collected through these surveys and the City's community meetings was summarized and presented to the City Council on April 26, 2022.

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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.