The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic. Included are significant funds for States, local, and tribal governments.

Nationwide, local governments will directly receive a total of $130.2 billion, with half or $65.1 billion going to counties, and the other half to cities, villages, and towns, generally allocated according to population.  Wisconsin is expected to receive over $5.6 billion dollars, with about half of that going to counites and local units.

In our ten-county region we expect about $140 million – an estimated $85 million to our counties and over $55 million to our cities, villages, and towns. Tribes will also receive funding, but no information is available at this time related to amounts. See the estimated allocations table below: