The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) established $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief funding, including $350 billion State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to aid state and local fiscal recovery. $28.1M of ARPA SLFRF has been allocated to the City of Fort Collins. These funds are one of many impactful tools to aid recovery efforts.
As of November 2022, all $28.1 million of ARPA SLFRF funds have been allocated to 60+ projects and programs to support community recovery across the areas of Health, Equity & Community, Economic Recovery, Environmental Resilience and Government Operations.
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The Resilient Recovery Dashboard gives a snapshot of the community's progress in achieving recovery and includes a list of each ARPA-funded program.
Recovery Projects Across Themes#
When asked about COVID-19 recovery, community members consistently indicated that physical and mental well-being are a priority, and have been deeply impacted by the pandemic. By working to ensure overall health is valued, our community will be stronger and better able to recover.
- Equity and Community Resilience
Equity & Community Resilience focuses on creating a more connected, vibrant and inclusive community for all. It includes taking a community-led approach to recovery, focusing on fostering a sense of belonging and taking action to ensure all who live here can thrive.
- Economic Recovery
Economic impacts from the pandemic on businesses, employers and employees are still being felt throughout the community. In order to have robust economic recovery, both individuals and businesses must be supported.
- Environmental Resilience
Environmental resilience is a key factor in creating a recovery that is vibrant, resilient and inclusive. In order to build back better and be better able to weather future disruptions, including impacts from climate change, our community must become more resilient.
- Government Operations
This category includes administrative costs, critical infrastructure improvements and workforce solutions needed for the City to implement recovery-related programs and support community members and businesses impacted by the pandemic.