The City of Boulder has received $20.15 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The city has until the end of 2024 to commit funds and until the end of 2026 to spend them. ARPA is designed to help communities and local governments recover from the pandemic, including 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 + Resilience Framework and Racial Equity Framework.
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. In March 2023, Boulder City Council approved a spending plan for the remainder of the funding which will support community recovery. You can find more details about these funding allocations on the city's ARPA Funding Dashboard.