Vermont has received 50% of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. All 276 eligible municipalities have certified with the State to receive the funds. The State is required to distribute the local funds within 30 days to eligible cities, towns and villages based on a formula established in ARPA.
Check your municipality’s estimated amount at the link, Here
The funding does not include County Funding destined for Vermont. ACRPC, VLCT, Vermont’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Scott’s Administration have petitioned the Federal Treasury to change their determination that Vermont has general units of county government. Municipalities may need to take additional steps in the near future to access their share of the county funding, should it become available.
Municipalities are encouraged to consult the Resources and Information section of the VLCT ARPA website at vlct.org/arpa for more information. This section includes a checklist provided by the Treasury Department that will help communities prepare to use the State of Vermont portal, the federal rules and regulations a community must agree to when requesting the funding, and more.