American Rescue Plan Act/Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

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Signed into law by President Joe Biden in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) created the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF). These funds are meant to provide relief and assistance to state, local, and Tribal governments in responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to support a strong, equitable economic recovery.

This program makes funding available to states, counties, metropolitan cities and other jurisdictions as follows: $195.3 billion to states and the District of Columbia; $65.1 billion to counties; $45.6 billion to metropolitan cities; $20 billion to federally recognized Tribal governments; $4.5 billion to territories; $19.5 billion to non-entitlement units of local government.

Quick Facts:

  • Administered By: The U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Type: Formula funding
  • Year Created: 2021
  • Also Known As: Fiscal Recovery Funds


Funds are flexible within broad categories to help meet unique local demands felt by state and local governments in responding to the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Supporting urgent COVID-19 response efforts and continuing to decrease the spread of the virus
  • Replacing lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to strength support for vital public services and help retain jobs
  • Supporting immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
  • Addressing systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic


Your local government or governor’s office can provide more information on fund allocation and eligible sources. In addition, the Treasury Department offers guidance on funding allocation.

RTC has background and information to help you access Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds and make the case about your trail’s eligibility.