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. 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 them by Dec. 31, 2026.
To illustrate the ways states are utilizing their Fiscal Recovery Fund allocations, NCSL created a database detailing state actions. The database, with real-time information from the 50 states, is 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 and Leo Garcia if you know of any additional information that should be reflected in the database or any errors that should be corrected.
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).