American Rescue Plan Act

Frederick County was allocated $50,413,962 in federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. These funds are designed to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

The first half of the County’s allocation, $25,206,981, was received on May 21, 2021. The remaining funds will be distributed one year later. They can be applied for expenses incurred between March 3, 2021, and December 31, 2024.

The County has partnered with an outside audit firm, Clifton Larson Allen LLP, to oversee the use and compliance of these funds and their on-going tracking and performance reporting requirements.

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Funding Request Application

Updates to County Council

ARPA Funding Update with County Council (Nov. 9, 2021)
Agenda item begins at time stamp 37:35.

Discussion on ARPA Funding with County Council (Aug. 17, 2021)
Agenda item begins at time stamp 49:27.


Allowable Grant Uses

Grant Requirements 

Community Survey Results (#LoveFrederick)

Potential Projects:

Frederick County's Recovery Plan Performance Report (Aug. 31, 2021)


Roundtables Scheduled to Discuss American Rescue Plan Funding (Sept. 10, 2021 news release)

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