American Rescue Plan Act Funding Report
Reports to residents and the U.S. Treasury on the City of St Louis's use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion federal aid package passed by Congress in March, 2021 to provide financial aid to families, governments, businesses, schools, nonprofits and others impacted by the pandemic. This site serves as a portal for the citizens of St. Louis and ARPA officials to track the City's use of the $498 million it received as part of this act.
Requests for Proposals
Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Request for Proposals
None at this time
Overview of Funding and Requirements
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion federal aid package passed by Congress in March, 2021 to provide financial aid to families, governments, businesses, schools, nonprofits and others impacted by the pandemic. Of that $1.9 trillion, $350 billion is going to state and local governments as part of the Fiscal Recovery Fund.
ARPA provides a substantial infusion of resources to eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to help reverse the negative impacts of the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. ARPA funding builds a bridge toward economic improvement and provides vital support to communities in crisis.
The City of Saint Louis was awarded $498 million in Coronavirus State Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan. These funds represent a lifeline for thousands of families in our city who have been pushed to the brink by the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. City staff are committed to seizing this once in a generation opportunity to reverse decades of disinvestment in marginalized communities and chart a new course towards justice, equity and democracy.
State and Local Fiscal Relief Funds are being transferred to the city in two payments:
- The city received the first payments, $249,038,027 on June 1st, 2021
- The other half will be disbursed no sooner than 12 months following receipt of the first payment
- Funds must be obligated by the end of 2024 and spent by the end of 2026.
Local governments are required to provide periodic reports providing a detailed accounting of the use of funds:
- Interim Report
- Project and Expenditure Report
- Recovery Plan Performance Report
Cities can use ARPA funds to:
- Respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts;
- Provide premium pay to eligible workers;
- For the provision of governmental services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to COVID-19; and
- Invest in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.
Cities cannot use ARPA funds to:
- Offset a reduction in taxes;
- For deposits into pension funds;
- To fund debt service;
- To fund legal settlements or judgments;
- For deposits into rainy-day funds or financial reserves.
Read the City of St. Louis ARPA Recovery Plan submitted to the US Treasury to learn more about how the city plans to spend these funds. Additional details regarding procurement processes, expenditures, and key performance indicators will be added to this page as the city begins spending funds.
You may also view additional more detailed financial information.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Joined by President Megan Green, Board of Aldermen Members, Tenants and Advocates, Signs Bill Protecting Renters with Right to Counsel Program
07/12/2023 - The bill represents the City of St. Louis’ commitment to protecting renters while preventing families from ending up out on the street.
St. Louis Lifts Up Key Investments in Youth, Community Violence Intervention, and Infrastructure on Second Anniversary of Historic American Rescue Plan
03/13/2023 - The American Rescue Plan has resulted in historic economic recovery, job growth, and transformative investments led by governments across the country.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Signs St. Louis Safer Streets Bill, Makes City’s Largest-Ever Investment in Road and Pedestrian Safety
03/01/2023 - The bill fulfills Mayor Jones’ commitment to dedicate at least $40 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to calm and redesign city streets.
City of St. Louis, Metro Transit, and SLATE Extend Youth Transit Program through 2024
02/27/2023 - Metro Transit will continue accepting the current Gateway Go cards until new passes are printed.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Signs Bill to Establish Missouri’s First Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot, Expand Health Care Access, and Create Opportunities for Youth
12/28/2022 - Jones announced today the signing of the Working Families Bill (BB116) to support St. Louisans, recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Proposes at Least $40 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Make Streets Safer Following Extensive Community Input, Town Halls
10/05/2022 - Jones proposes using at least $40 million in ARPA funds for traffic calming measures and a citywide mobility and transportation plan.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer Adam Layne, Joined by DCA Participants, Highlight Program’s Positive Impact on More than 9,000 St. Louis Working Families
09/07/2022 - Funded through the American Rescue Plan, the program has provided $500 one-time payments to more than 9,000 eligible St. Louis households
City of St. Louis, St. Louis Mental Health Board Open American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunities for Early Childcare Providers
08/18/2022 - Childcare providers delivering high-quality care in the City of St. Louis are encouraged to apply for this one-time grant.
City of St. Louis Expands Youth Programming Options to Help Keep Kids Safe This Summer
07/07/2022 - Summer Fun STL, a collaboration of the City, SLPS, and the St. Louis Youth Collaborative, has opened another location at Jefferson High School.
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) Opens Applications for Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for Up to 200 City Youth
06/06/2022 - The program offersSt. Louis youth ages 14-24 the opportunity for an 8-week paid work experience in various departments within the City.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Hosts Second Community Town Hall, Listens to Resident Feedback on $250 Million Remaining Funding from American Rescue Plan
05/18/2022 - The City expects to receive the funds in late May or early June. The full town hall can be watched on the City’s YouTube page.
During Small Business Week, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Signs Bill Directing $37 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to North St. Louis Neighborhoods and Commercial Streets
05/05/2022 - Board Bill 82 directs funds to 11 commercial corridors north of Delmar as well as their surrounding neighborhoods.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Signs St. Louis Infrastructure Bill, Joins Roundtable on Supporting Working Families and Youth with $250 Million from American Rescue Plan
05/02/2022 - The bill is an $86 million investment in repaving streets, trimming trees, maintaining city recreation centers, providing additional lighting and more
New Emergency Rental Assistance Portal to Open 4/2022, Serving Both St. Louis City and County Residents (UPDATE: Closed)
04/19/2022 - The application will be managed by a company selected to oversee the application process (UPDATE: Funds no longer available)
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones to Highlight City Budget, American Rescue Plan Act Commitments in First State of the City
04/18/2022 - The State of the City will be held at the Givens Auditorium at Harris Stowe State University, St. Louis’ historically Black university.
City of St. Louis Offers Residents Opportunities to Weigh in on Priorities for Next $250 Million from American Rescue Plan
04/02/2022 - The administration is also planning town halls, roundtables and discussions with community leaders and stakeholders to hear directly from St. Louisans
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Votes to Recommend Board Bill 82 at Board of Estimate and Apportionment
03/29/2022 - BB 82 directs $39 mil to North St. Louis in the form of grants and other support, and an ADA compliance plan to help make St. Louis more accessible.
City of St. Louis, St. Louis Development Corporation Release Eligibility Criteria for Small Business Assistance Grant Fund
03/29/2022 - The program will serve about 900 businesses with $5,000 grants each. The online application opens April 14th and in-person events begin April 4th.
Board of Estimate and Apportionment Advances More Than $90 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding
03/23/2022 - Funding is for city infrastructure improvements, North St. Louis development, human services, youth employment and more.
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Enacts $135 Million in American Rescue Plan Act Funding, Delivers Aid to St. Louis Families
08/16/2021 - The package will invest more than $135 million into helping support and stabilize neighborhoods in anticipation of more federal funds down the line.
St. Louis City Counselor’s Office Finds President Reed’s Economic Development Proposals Do Not Comply With Federal American Rescue Plan Act Guidelines
07/13/2021 - The City Counselor outlined federal eligibility concerns regarding Reed’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) bill currently at the Board of Aldermen
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Outlines Plan to Provide Urgent, Direct Relief to St. Louis Families and Communities with First Infusion of $80 Million American Rescue Plan Act Funds
06/15/2021 - Jones outlined her proposal to allocate the first $80 million in immediate federal direct relief funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones’ Administration Releases Framework for Distribution of $68 Million in Critical Direct Relief from American Rescue Plan Act
06/02/2021 - The initial framework is informed by the mayor’s Stimulus Advisory Board and the participation of more than 2,500 city residents.