Dashboard highlights how the city is using federal COVID-19 relief dollars.

The City of Boulder launched a new dashboard that features data showing how the city will spend the $20.15 million in funding that it will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

This tool provides a transparent outline of ARPA spending broken down into three areas: Human Services, Economic Recovery and City Operations. Users can search spending by type, find descriptions on each initiative and view intended outcomes.

The city has until the end of 2024 to commit funds and until 2026 to spend them. ARPA is designed to help communities and local governments recover from the pandemic, especially those who have been disproportionately impacted.

In addition to federal guidelines for how ARPA dollars can be spent, the city has developed its own guiding principles for the funding, which incorporate the city’s equity, sustainability and resilience goals, using the city’s Sustainability, Equity and Resilience Framework and Racial Equity Instrument.

The city allocated portions of ARPA funding in 2021 and 2022 to meet critical, immediate needs and to begin to move forward with pandemic recovery. A plan for the remainder of the funding was reviewed and supported by council in December 2022 to support community recovery, capture community input and maximize impact by working with local partners. The dashboard will be updated quarterly to reflect actual expenditures.

Explore the dashboard on the city’s website.