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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) which provides $350 billion to state and local governments across the nation for the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Each city that received funding through ARPA must appropriate how the funds will be used before the end of 2024, and the funds must be spent before the end of 2026.

The Final Rule on ARPA uses was released on January 6, 2022, and took effect on April 1, 2022. As part of the Final Rule, a standard allowance for revenue loss up to $10 million was established.  This allowed recipients to utilize the funding broadly for government services and streamlined the reporting requirements. 

Final Rule issued by the Department of Treasury

User-friendly summary of the Final Rule

Compliance with Interim Final Rule and Final Rule Statement

ARPA Reporting and Compliance

ARPA reporting is due by April 30th each year for non-entitlement cities (NEUs), and on a quarterly basis for entitlement cities.  Cities are required to submit an annual report through 2027. Click to access the Department of Treasury’s reporting portal.  If you use to sign, please access the portal,

ARPA Report Help Contact Information

If you cannot log in to the Treasury portal, assign roles, or have other technical issues, contact the Department of Treasury by sending an email to, or by calling (844) 529-9527.

Here are some additional resources to help you with filing the required reports, along with other resources related to compliance:

Compliance Resources
Reporting Resources
League Webinars on ARPA Compliance and Reporting

If you have any questions or need assistance with ARPA compliance and reporting, contact the Iowa League’s Federal Funding Consultant Bill Goldy by phone at (970) 222-0611 or submit the form.

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