American Rescue Plan Act Funding

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is available to help address community needs as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Fayetteville is currently developing proposed programs and projects to address community needs. Click the links below to learn more about proposed areas of investment that will come before City Council for review and vote:

Funding Available

The City of Fayetteville has received a total of $17,911,418 in ARPA funding from the U.S. Department of Treasury. After subtracting previously approved appropriations, commitments and expenses, the following amounts are available for Council to award:

  • $7,636,349 remains for eligible subrecipient grantee, non-profit assistance requests, and internally managed ARPA projects.  $1,000,000 of this amount has previously been appropriated by City Council for non-profit economic assistance programs.
  • $7,978,881 remains for governmental services using the funds from the standard revenue loss option after payment of the Employee Service Appreciation Pay ($1,819,279), and the Lake Fayetteville Water Quality Study appropriation ($201,840).

Next Steps

A City Council work session was held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. Council reviewed staff recommendations for ARPA proposals and funding, and plans to meet again in early September after taking time to consider recommendations. A survey on Speak Up Fayetteville, the City's public engagement portal, was available from Aug. 8 - 24 for Fayetteville residents to provide feedback on suggested ARPA funding. 

The next meeting to review ARPA proposals and funding is set for Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m.