Cities Continue to Receive
Pandemic-Related Federal Funding
The federal government began providing cities federal funding in 2020 for the purpose of responding to the public health crisis. Cities have received funding from the following two programs...
American Rescue Plan Act
Cities received the American Rescue Plan Act funding in two tranches, with 50 percent provided from May 2021 through July 2021 and the other 50 percent provided at least 12 months thereafter.
The Impact of This Additional Funding on Fiscal Health Will Vary by City
Scenario 1: One city received its entire CARES Act allocation of $800,000 in May 2020, which affects the indicators reported for fiscal year 2019-20. Another city received its allocation of $800,000 in September 2020, which affects the indicators reported for fiscal year 2020-21.
Scenario 2: One city used $500,000 for Revenue Replacement, thereby sustaining its general fund reserves. Another city used $500,000 for Paying Essential Workers, thus not affecting its general fund reserves.
Scenario 3: One city reported receipts of $700,000 in its General Fund thereby increasing general fund revenues. Another city reported receipts of $700,000 in a city fund other than its General Fund would not affect general fund revenues.