What Ohio Local Governments Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan Act

    View Author March 2021

    On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), one of the largest stimulus bills in legislative history. ARPA expands on the $908 billion COVID-19 package, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) that was enacted on December 27, 2020, and extends many CRRSAA provisions through the end of federal FY21 (September 30, 2021). Unlike the CRRSAA, however, ARPA provides significant direct and flexible state and local aid. This insight provides guidance into the allocation of funding as set forth in ARPA and other provisions of interest.