The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion federal aid package passed by Congress in March to provide financial aid to families, governments, businesses, schools, non-profits and others impacted by the pandemic.
Of that $1.9 trillion, $350 billion is going to state and local governments as part of the Fiscal Recovery Fund.
The state of Missouri will receive about $2.7 billion. Greene County will receive about $56.9 million.
Funds must be obligated by the end of 2024 and spent by the end of 2026.
Springfield City Council is working to define the process for determining allocations. This process will include a public engagement component. More information will follow as that process develops.The council met in a half-day workshop on June 24, 2021 to learn about ARPA and how the funds might be allocated. Additional meetings are planned and will be recorded. The recordings and additional materials will be housed on this page following each meeting.