ARPA & CARES (COVID-19)

AMERICAN RECOVERY 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 anticipated allocation is as follows:

SourceAmount
From US Treasury:$  9,472,098
From Plymouth County:$11,951,093
Total:$21,423,191

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.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY CARES
Plymouth County received approximately $90 million pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, money designated specifically for state and local governments to be expended for allowable purposes related to COVID-19 through December 31, 2021. These funds are available through an application process designed to allow all 27 cities and towns within Plymouth County to apply for reimbursement for necessary Coronavirus-related expenditures that meet the CARES Act requirements in a manner consistent with federal guidelines.

The total allocation available to the Town of Plymouth for reimbursement (Phases I-VI) is $9,425,004.54

Town of Plymouth Reimbursement Requests:

SUBMITTALDATE SUBMITTEDAMOUNT REQUESTEDITEMIZED SPREADSHEETAMOUNT AWARDED
#16/26/20$601,656.43Click to Open$599,082.27
#27/31/20$193,974.19Click to Open$193,971.21
#39/11/20

$611,161.32

Click to Open

$611,161.32

#410/30/20 $860,089.14Click to Open$859,814.43
#51/14/21

$3,974,010.71 

(revised to submit unemployment separately)

Click to Open$3,969,212.96
#67/22/21$2,399,395.61Click to OpenTBD
TOTAL $8,640,287.40 

$6,233,242.19

  

Sub-Totals:

Town: $1,662,110.92

School: $6,620,488.75

Charter Schools: $357,687.73

  

Click here to link to the Plymouth County Cares website for additional information

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 GRANTS RECEIVED BY THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH

DEPARTMENTGRANTAMOUNT
SchoolsElementary & Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund - ESSER I (US Department of Education)$732,123
SchoolsElementary & Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund - ESSER II (US Department of Education)$2,758,809
SchoolsElementary & Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Fund - ESSER III (US Department of Education)$6,411,371
SchoolsFY2021 State Coronavirus Prevention Fund Program (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)$335,737.50
Public HealthPublic Health Support for COVID-19 (MAHB: Massachusetts Association of Health Boards)$65,395
PoliceCoronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (Office of Justice Programs – DOJ: Department of Justice)$34,111
FireAssistance to Firefighters Grant Program COVID-19 Supplemental (US Department of Homeland Security – FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency)$44,529.96
DPWShared Streets & Spaces Program (Massachusetts Department of Transportation)$172,727.50
Community DevelopmentCARES Act Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Funds (HUD: US Department of Housing and Urban Development)$796,549
Center for Active LivingCARES Act Elder Affairs Grant (Executive Office of Elder Affairs)$6,000
AirportCARES Act Airport Grants (Federal Aviation Administration)$69,000
Town ClerkCARES Act HAVA Help America Vote Act - November Election (US Election Assistance Commission)$7,838.47
  $11,434,191.43