American Rescue Plan Act
News and Announcements
- September 22, 2022: A second round of grant funding through the American Rescue Plan Act is available. Nonprofits and faith-based organizations serving Loudoun County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply by October 14, 2022. A total of $2.5 million is available for distribution in this round of grant applications. Read more in this news release.
American Rescue Plan Act
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides funding to address the continued impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, individuals, businesses, and state and local governments.
Activities Funded by ARPA
The ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program allows for a variety of activities that will support Loudoun County residents, businesses and nonprofits in recovering from the negative impacts of the pandemic.
The funds can be used to:
- Respond to the far-reaching public health and negative economic impacts of the pandemic, by supporting the health of communities, and helping households, small businesses, impacted industries, nonprofits, and the public sector recover from economic impacts.
- Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical sectors.
- Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, to support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand affordable access to broadband internet.
- Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services up to the amount of revenue lost due to the pandemic.
ARPA Funds at Work in the Loudoun County Community
The ARPA funds are already at work in our community. ARPA funds have already provided:
- COVID-19 Response – provides funding for ongoing vaccination efforts and public outreach activities.
- Nonprofit Support – provides funding to nonprofit and faith-based organizations to mitigate impacts on the community with continued and expanded services.
- Telehealth Expansion – provides new and existing patients of the Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services the capability to meet virtually with staff and practitioners at a place and time that is low-risk and most convenient.
- Broadband – provided matching grant funds for the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative to extend broadband cable to Loudoun residents.
- Economic Development Programs – established the Hotel Relief Grant Program and Business Recovery & Reinvention Program which provided assistance to hotels and small businesses that suffered negative economic impacts due to the pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders.
- Visit Loudoun Support – provided support to the Loudoun tourism industry and help offset the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Revenue Loss Mitigation – helped offset a portion of government revenue loss and supported government services.
How much money did Loudoun County receive through ARPA?
ARPA is a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that was signed into law March 11, 2021. Approximately $350 billion is allocated to the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), of which Loudoun County has received a total of $80,324,909.
- Half of this amount, or $40,162,454.50, was received by Loudoun County on June 1, 2021.
- The second distribution of $40,162,454.50 was received by Loudoun County on June 9, 2022.
All funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and must be spent by December 31, 2026.