American Rescue Plan Act 2021

About the American Rescue Plan 

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law. ARPA aims to support state, local, territorial and Tribal governments by providing resources to:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control.
  • Replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs.
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses.
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequitable impact of the pandemic on certain populations.

For an overview of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program, including an expanded use of eligible uses, please visit the U.S. Department of the Treasury website at treasury.gov

Distribution Plan for the City of Orlando

The City of Orlando received approximately $58 million in ARPA funding. These funds must be obligated before December 31, 2024, and projects completed and funds spent by December 31, 2026. 

Our plan for distribution is being developed with a focus on supporting the following priorities:

  • Homelessness
  • Affordable housing
  • Broadband access
  • Economic opportunity
  • Downtown revitalization

Transparency and Accountability

We are committed to transparency on how the ARPA funding is being used and how funding decisions are made. This website will be updated regularly with information and reports regarding use of ARPA funds.

Please submit any questions to arpa_questions@orlando.gov.

Reports