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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a $1.9 trillion dollar package to continue the nation’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Act, ARPA provides a total of $350 billion in Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to states and eligible local, territorial, and Tribal governments. Of this amount, county governments nationwide received $65.1 billion.

DuPage County was awarded a total of $179,266,585. Under ARPA, funds must be obligated by 12/31/2024 and spent by 12/31/2026.

ARPA dollars are intended to support an immediate pandemic response and to lay the groundwork for a strong and equitable economic recovery. Eligible uses of the funds include the following six categories:

  • Support Public Health Response
  • Replace Public Sector Revenue Loss
  • Address Negative Economic Impact
  • Premium Pay for Essential Workers
  • Water and Sewer Infrastructure
  • Broadband Infrastructure

To view the County's 2022 Recovery Plan, please view the DuPage County 2022 Recovery Plan Performance Report.

To view the County's 2023 Recovery Plan, please view the DuPage County 2023 Recovery Plan Performance Report.

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