American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding


The City of Urbana will receive nearly 13 million dollars as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was passed on March 11, 2021. The purpose of these funds is to support state, local, and Tribal governments in their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. To coordinate the public engagement that will inform ARPA fund priorities, draft a plan, solicit and review proposals, and ensure that processes and outcomes are properly documented and reported according to Federal guidelines, the City has entered into an agreement with the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission for staff support in administering the ARPA funds. 

Phase 1: Background Work and Synthesis of Priorities [Current Phase]

  • Compile information on regulations, existing City priorities, and priority gaps
  • Collect additional input 
  • Finalize Priorities 

Phase 2: Develop Concept Plan

  • Develop overall strategy and goals consistent with priorities
  • Define metrics that can measure progress 
  • Create a Concept Plan to serve as the City’s guide to the City’s strategy, goals, and process

Phase 3: Implement the Concept Plan

  • Outreach, education, and application recruitment
  • Process applicants, choose recipients, and document 
  • Fulfill ongoing reporting requirements



Additional Information

For the most up to date and indepth information about ARPA funding, regulations, process, and project reporting please visit the City's dedicated ARPA Website hosted by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission.


Quick Links:

ARPA Best Practices

U.S. Department of the Treasury Overview of the Final Rule

Intergovernmental Agreement between City of Urbana and RPC

Urbana Demographic Information

ARPA Slide Deck Presented to City Council January 24, 2022 | COUNCIL PRESENTATION

ARPA Public Input Plan.pdf

ARPA Public Input: Presentation | Slides |Survey Data


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- Last Modified -June 1, 2022 - 11:37am
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