American Rescue Plan

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are being put to work right here in our community. The City of Durham, along with local partners, will be using these funds to create lasting change and to tackle critical issues we as a community face every day.

This page will be continually updated as decisions regarding funding allocation are determined. You can also access the resources listed below for more information regarding the American Rescue Plan and the City's procedure for utilizing these funds. If you would like additional information, please email [email protected].

Video Updates

You can catch up on how ARPA funding is being put to use across the Bull City by clicking in the video player below. Our Durham Television Network (DTN) original programming highlights different initiatives supported by this funding.


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Cycle II

Get a recap of City Council's ARPA Funding Decision - PHASE I 

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Reporting

All States and territories, and metropolitan cities and counties with a population that exceeds 250,000 residents that are recipients of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) awards are required to produce a Recovery Plan Performance Report (the “Recovery Plan”). The Recovery Plan provides information on the recipient’s projects and how they plan to ensure program outcomes are achieved in an effective and equitable manner. Each annual Recovery Plan must be posted on the public-facing website of the recipient by or on the same date that the recipient submits the report to Treasury.

  • The most recent Annual State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Report can be found here.
  • The 2022 Annual State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Report can be found here
  • The ARPA Project & Expenditures financial reporting information can be found here.
  • Orientation events were held on June 22, 2022, and June 24, 2022.

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: