American Rescue Plan Act

An overview of how the ARPA funding is spent

American Rescue Plan Act

The County of Riverside was provided funding from the federal government's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)to accelerate recovery from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information is available below on the funding amounts received by the County of Riverside, the planned uses for the funds, as well as available reports.  


The County of Riverside is required to submit annual performance reports to the U.S. Treasury regarding the planned uses for the funds. 

    What is the American Rescue Plan Act?

    The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, also referred to as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. congress on March 11, 2021. The funds are to accelerate the country's recovery from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    ARPA includes $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial and tribal governments. These funds known as the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help address impacts of the pandemic and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

    How much funding did the County of Riverside receive from ARPA?

    The County of Riverside received a first allocation of $239,937,299.50

    How will the funds be spent to benefit the residents of Riverside County?

    The County of Riverside preliminary spending plan includes the following categories:

    • Infrastructure, including water, sewer and broadband
    • Housing and Homelessness
    • Economic Recovery
    • County department response
    • Revenue backfill
    • Nonprofit assistance
    • Childcare

    The county is currently developing the scope of the programs to be funded under each category.

    What are the general eligible uses for the ARPA funding?

    ARPA funds provide local governments with significant resources to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts through four categories of eligible uses:

    • To respond to the public health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel and hospitality
    • To respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers
    • For the provisions of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year prior to the emergency
    • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure

    How is the Riverside County ARPA funding being spent?

    How is the Riverside County ARPA funding being spent? Content Help Navigation label Navigation label How is the Riverside County ARPA funding being spent?

    The county is currently developing the scope of the programs to be funded under each eligible funding category ranging from housing to childcare to nonprofit assistance.

    The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has approved ARPA funding for the following initiatives:

    1. Childcare
    ARPA Child Care Allocations

    Child Care Funding Breakdown – 9/21/2022

    Child Care Facility Projects

    D1 - Lakeland Village Project

    1. Non-Profit
      Non-Profit Rountable - $15 million – 07/26/2022
      Non-Profit CID - $1 million – 8/24/21
      Non-Profit CID by District
      District 1
    2. Infrastructure
      County Wide Broadband

      Affordable Connectivity Program Outreach Services
      Guidehouse Inc for Broadband Support Services

      District 1

      D1 - ARPA Infrastructure - EVMWD
      D1 – Lakeland Village Sports Park

      District 2
      District 3
      District 4
      District 5


    3. Housing, Homelessness and Neighborhood Revitalization
      District 1
      District 2
      District 3
      District 4
      District 5
    4. Economic Recovery

    What is the timeline for disbursement of funds?

    Funds may be used to cover costs from March 3, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2024. The performance period runs through Dec. 31, 2026, providing time to complete projects funded  by the ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds.

    How can I apply to receive ARPA funding for nonprofits?

    If you represent a local nonprofit, read more information on the application and eligibility process here, then use the links below to apply directly with a Board of Supervisor's office.

    Nonprofits can click here to see a power point from the Oct. 13, 2021 workshop for information on how to apply for funding.

    Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, District 1

    Supervisor Karen Spiegel, District 2

    Supervisor Chuck Washington, District 3

    Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, District 4

    Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, District 5

    What reporting is required?

    Quarterly reports and an annual Recovery Plan Performance Report will be submitted to the U.S. Treasury. Recovery Plan Performance Reports are accessible below.

    Quarterly Progress Reports are presented to the Board of Supervisors to summarize all efforts completed within each of the funding categories