The 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provided $641 million to the City of Baltimore through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative economic impacts.
Mayor Brandon M. Scott will use this one-time funding to make strategic investments in Baltimore’s future and equitably deliver resources and services to City residents.
In pursuit of these goals, in July 2021 Mayor Scott established the Mayor's Office of Recovery Programs, responsible for administering all aspects of ARPA funding and regularly reporting to the federal government, as well as the public.
This website will serve as a central communications hub for information on Recovery Programs in the City of Baltimore.
About American Rescue Plan Act Funds
The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) – the source of Baltimore’s $641 million allocation.
The Treasury Department, the federal agency authorized to disburse and oversee ARPA funds, provided Baltimore with the first half of the local relief funds in the spring of 2021. The City will receive the second half of these funds by mid-2022.
By law, the City must commit all of the funds by December 31, 2024.
- For an introduction to how local relief funds (SLFRF) may be used, visit this Treasury fact sheet.
- For more detailed guidelines about allowable uses, visit the final version of the federal regulations.