1. ARPA
  2. CARES

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

On March 11, 2021, the President of the United States signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This law provides resources through the new Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF) to local governments to respond to the public health emergency caused by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

ARPA'S CLFRF provides eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments with a substantial infusion of resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, and more equitable economy as the country recovers. Recipients may use these funds to:

  • Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff
  • Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector
  • Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
  • 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 infrastructure sectors
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet

Within these overall categories, recipients have broad flexibility to decide how best to use this funding to meet the needs of their communities.

ARPA has allocated $350 billion in emergency funding of which approximately $3.4 billion is allocated within Massachusetts. Plymouth's allocation is as follows:

  • Directly from U.S. Treasury: $9,472,098
  • Via Plymouth County (Phases 1-4): $11,055,424
  • Via Town of Kingston (MA Department of Public Health): $ 105,349 
  • Total: $20,632,871

Deadline: All costs must be obligated by December 31, 2024 and the period of performance will run until December 31, 2026, which will provide recipients a reasonable amount of time to complete projects funded with Fiscal Recovery Funds.

This is the list of Town of Plymouth ARPA-CLFRF projects as approved by the Select Board to date:

Project NameAmount
Fire Communication Tower (PDF)$328,900
SCADA Upgrades (PDF)$497,000
Airport Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades (PDF)$3,200,000
Water Street Interceptor (PDF)$4,700,000
Water Street Pump Station Flood Barrier Wall (PDF)$2,500,000
HVAC Fire Station 2 (PDF)$496,000
HVAC Fire Station 5 (PDF)$343,000
Outdoor Dining (PDF)$125,000
COVID Test Kits (PDF)$153,200
ADA Portable Restroom Trailer (PDF)$75,000
Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations (PDF)$148,617
Jenney Pond Dam (PDF)$350,000
Oak Street Housing Upgrade Water Service (PDF)$22,371
Asphalt Hot Box (PDF)$55,100
Allerton Park (PDF)$400,000
Public Safety Dispatch Center (PDF)$1,678,726
Brewster Garden Stairs (PDF)$140,500
Climate Action Plan (PDF)$50,000
Dog Park (PDF)$500,000
Memorial Hall Design Work (PDF)$150,000
Body Worn Cameras (PDF)
Stephens Field (PDF)$1,000,000
Water & Sewer Rate Study (PDF)$78,000

Total: $17,822,774