About ARPA

Missouri received approximately $2.7 billion in State Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (2021).
Signed into law on March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included funding for states and local governments to mitigate the negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic (aka “State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds”).
There are several main categories of allowable spending under federal regulations for the ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The eligible categories of spending include projects or programs that: 
  • Support public health expenditures, including 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 up to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic; and
  • 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 of spending, states and local governments have flexibility to decide how best to use this funding to meet the needs of their communities. Missouri’s State Fiscal Recovery Funds will support eligible grant programs and capital improvements throughout the state As passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed by Governor Parson, House Bill 20 (2023) details the budget for Missouri’s State Fiscal Recovery Funds.
This website enables visitors to learn about how ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Funds are being spent in Missouri and shares news and resources related to ARPA funding and funded entities.
Of note, ARPA also included Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for local governments, as well as funding for specific purposes (i.e., pass-through funds). This website does not include information on either . The information on this website is limited to Missouri’s State Fiscal Recovery Funds. Links to known applicable websites for other ARPA funding in Missouri are listed under the News & Resources tab.