American Rescue Plan

This page will be updated regularly as specific decisions about funding allocations are made. In addition, you can view the resources below for more information about the American Rescue Plan and the City's process for using these funds.

Orientation Events Scheduled

These sessions are intended for ARP grant applicants to go over new information and requirements based on the US Treasury Final Rule for the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund which were released on January 6, 2022 and effective April 1, 2022.

Participants can choose which session to attend and it will be recorded for those who cannot attend. 


June 2022 Update for Funded Projects

View the list of funded projects (PDF)

View list with contacts (PDF)

The City is in the process of developing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) orientation sessions based on the decisions made by City Council at the May 18 City Council Meeting.

In the orientation sessions we go over new information and requirements based on the US Treasury Final Rule for the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund which were released on January 6, 2022 and effective April 1, 2022.

Some applications were submitted to the City more than a year ago. Since then, some “point of contacts” have changed. We are asking all applicants to make sure the City has accurate contact information for your organization. Please send updated information to:  [email protected]. 

Additional information, including dates and times, will be sent out via email and updated on the website but we want to make sure everyone gets the information in a timely manner.

In addition to the overview of the US Treasury Final Rule we will discuss the following at the orientation sessions:

  • Allocation process timeline.
  • Application supplemental information needed (based on US Treasury Rule)
  • Risk assessment forms

We will have a question and answer session at the end of the presentation, so we are asking all applicants to come prepared with your questions and concerns.

As a representative of the City’s ARPA grant team, I want to apologize for the long process, but the City of Durham wants to get this right the first time. This is new for all of us. A team is being assembled at the City to ensure a smooth process moving forward. We look forward to meeting you at the orientation session!

Simeon White

Get a recap of City Council's ARPA Funding Decision

  1. City Council's ARPA Funding Decision

Special City Council Meeting: Arpa Funding 

At a Special Meeting on May 18, City Council decided to fund all eligible projects up to 70% of the initial request, with a maximum of $1 million. All projects can be viewed in the spreadsheet below:

City Council ARPA Funding Decisions (PDF)

Watch the May 18 City Council ARPA Funding Discussion:


  1. City of Durham ARPA Funding Process
  1. Community Engagement
  1. About ARPA
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