Additions or corrections: This is a working document. Please contact Emily Maher and Leo Garcia if you know of any additional information that should be reflected in the database or any errors that should be corrected.
President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the latest federal stimulus bill to aid public health and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 11, 2021. The plan included $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local, 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 recovery funds over two tranche disbursements. Territories will receive a total of $4.5 billion in a single payment. Recipients must obligate the funds by Dec. 31, 2024, and spend them by Dec. 31, 2026.
The information in this database was collected through legislation and executive orders. Where appropriate, news 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 outlining authority over unanticipated federal funds and authority to spend during a state of emergency. Some laws supersede others.
In this database, “Authority” refers to the entity that allocates funds (i.e., legislation or executive order).