American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) into law. The $1.9 trillion package, based on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the public health and economic impacts.
As part of the $362 billion in federal fiscal recovery aid for state and local governments, $65.1 billion is provided in direct aid to counties and an additional $1.5 billion for public land counties. The American Rescue Plan Act also allocates hundreds of billions of dollars for public health and vaccines, assistance for vulnerable populations, education and housing stabilization, economic recovery assistance and direct assistance for families and individuals.
This analysis highlights key provisions for county governments.
The deadline to spend funds is December 31, 2024.
If your community needs assistance deciding the allowable uses for funds, contact a KSA representative.
- John Reidy & Bob Fisher: McKinney/DFW Area
- Bob Lane & Robbin Kersey: Austin/I-35 Corridor Area
- Bob Thurber & Danny Hays: Lufkin/South to Houston Area
- Chris Aylor & Tracy Hicks: Tyler Area and West to DFW
- Lanny Buck: Longview/Northeast Texas Area
- Clayton Scales: Amarillo/Panhandle Area
- Chris Wilde: San Angelo/Central Texas Area
- John French: Louisiana
- Adam Marsh: Oklahoma
Information contained within this press release was taken directly from the National Association of Counties.