American Rescue Plan Act

Kennebec County will no longer be receiving funding applications effective the close of business April 28, 2022.

Kennebec County will receive a total of $23 million in ARPA funds; 50% of this amount was received in May 2021, and the other 50% will be received in May of 2022. The County will use at least some of the funds for its own needs, and will consider grants to Kennebec County municipalities or non-profit organizations who have a request that meets ARPA requirements.

ARPA Information:

Funds do not have to be obligated until December 31, 2024, and unexpended funds are not subject to recapture or return until December 31, 2026.

Treasury is launching this much-needed relief to:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control
  • Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic
  • These four uses are split into 7 summary expenditure categories:
    • Public Health
    • Negative Economic Impacts
    • Services to Disproportionately Impacted Communities
    • Premium Pay
    • Infrastructure
    • Revenue Replacement
    • Administrative

    Reporting is a big component of this grant; sub-recipients will need to provide quarterly reporting on their progress in the use of funds received.


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