The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed by Congress and signed by President Biden in early March 2021. Through both established and new funding streams, the Plan delivers direct relief to American families and businesses. It also provides $350 billion directly to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments through a funding stream called State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). As a large city, Portland received an award of $208 million of SLFRF (Multnomah County received $157 million). The first half of the award was delivered in the spring of 2021, and the second half will be delivered in spring 2022. The City can use these funds to invest in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure; replace lost revenue; provide premium pay to eligible workers; and respond to negative public health or economic impacts of the pandemic.
More information about Round 1 is available here.
Rescue Plan Round 2 Report
This report discusses the process and proposals for allocating the second round of the City’s American Rescue Plan award.
ARPA Round 2 Proposals
This document includes all proposals submitted for consideration as part of Round 2 of allocating the City's resources under the American Rescue Plan Act for Local Relief Funds.