On May 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act. The bill includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. 

Additionally, the U.S. Treasury opened a new portal that counties must complete to receive Fiscal Recovery Funds.

The American Rescue Plan includes $3.8 billion for the 57 counties ($2.2 billion) of New York State and New York City ($1.6 billion) based on population. New York City will receive another $4 billion through CDBG formula funding.

This funding can be used to respond to the public health emergency caused by the coronavirus as well as address the economic devastation that came with it, including assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits, aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel and hospitality. 

Learn more about the American Rescue Plan by clicking the links below. 

American Rescue Plan Analysis

Higher Education


ARPA Comments

As part of the continuing development of the Interim Final Rule regarding use of ARPA funds, the Department of Treasury sought comment from recipients to help refine and enhance the eligible uses of ARPA funds, reduce administrative burdens, and provide general input on the process. 

NYSAC along with our partners at NACo submitted 10 pages of questions and comments to Treasury.
Click to download NYSAC's questions and comments.