American Rescue Plan (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a federal stimulus plan approved by the Congress of the United States and President Biden that provides $350 billion of stimulus funding to State and Local Governments out of the $1.9 trillion-dollar bill.

Fresno County received approximately $194 million of the stimulus funding in ARPA through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLRF). Learn more about the ARPA.

Eligible Uses for ARPA and the SLRF:

  1. Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
  2. Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harm to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
  3. Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
  4. Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
  5. Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet

In addition to counties receiving funds from the ARPA, states, cities, tribes, and school districts will also be granted funds. Visit the U.S. Treasury website for additional information.

If you have questions or comments on the ARPA, you can contact the County via email at

Fresno County ARPA Dollars at Work