American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021, and provides $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy as the country recovers. The County of Chester was awarded approximately $102 million in ARPA funds.
Chester County received over 300 applications for funding requests from municipalities, public authorities, small businesses, and non-profit organizations that are located within, or provide substantial service to, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
A major overarching goal for the County is to ensure that the SLFRF funds are used to assist communities throughout Chester County. For this reason, the application was marketed to interested County departments, municipalities, small businesses, and non-profit organizations across the jurisdiction. In response, the County received applications from a variety of geographic locations. A visualization of this geographic diversity can be found here.
APRA Program Approved Applications - updated 9/21/2022
Additional applications are still being reviewed. Further awards are expected.
State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Progress Report
As a Tier 1 recipient, Chester County is required to submit a Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) Recovery Plan Performance Report.
A summary of all proposals received– regardless of whether they are funded or not – will be posted here once funding has been awarded.