American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding
The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed in March 2021. It is the second federal relief bill enacted since 2020, and it focuses on helping local governments recover from the impact of COVID-19. ARPA funds can be used to replace lost public sector revenue, respond to the far-reaching public health and negative economic impact of the pandemic, provide premium pay for essential workers, and invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
The first recovery relief bill, the CARES Act, focused on immediate help, where ARPA allows local governments to build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity.
The Northfield City Council allocated eligible ARPA dollars to fund critical needs across the community as recommended by a task force of elected and appointed officials.
Building a strong, resilient and equitable recovery