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.
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.
ARPA Report Help Contact Information
The U.S. Treasury can be contacted regarding any technical issues with reporting on the portal by emailing SLFRP@treasury.gov. For login-related questions such as determining roles, contact COVIDReliefITSupport@treasury.gov. You can also call the U.S. Treasury at (844) 529-9527.
Here are some additional resources to help you with filing the required reports, along with other resources related to compliance:
- Treasury guidance on compliance and reporting requirements
- Agreements and supporting documents user guide
- Required agreements: