President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Act, the latest federal stimulus bill to aid public health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on March 11. The plan included $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and territorial and tribal governments, known as the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
State governments and the District of Columbia will receive $195.3 billion of the state portion of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) over two tranche disbursements. States must obligate the CSFRF dollars by Dec. 31, 2024, and spend by Dec. 31, 2026.
To illustrate the ways states are utilizing their Fiscal Recovery Fund allocations, NCSL created a database detailing state actions. This database provides up-to-date, real-time information in the 50 states, updated daily.
Using NCSL's Power BI database, you can search actions by state, category, and authority. The second tab of the database provides a breakdown of the estimated federal disbursements to states. Information on the methodology of collection practices and categorical definitions is provided below the database.
Additions or corrections: This is a working document. Please contact Emily Maher if you know of any additional information that should be reflected in the database or any errors that should be corrected.
The information is this database was collected through legislation and executive orders. Where appropriate, press releases and media articles were used to supplement details on the specific use of funds. This database does not include proposals.
Below is an explanation of the filter Authority.
Spending authority over the CSFRF varies by state. Authority is largely determined by each state’s interpretation of its constitutional and statutory provisions that outline authority over unanticipated federal funds, authority to spend during a state of emergency and some laws supersede others.
In this database, “Authority” refers to the entity that allocates funds (i.e., legislation or executive order).