The City of Las Cruces (City) received a direct allocation from the U.S. Treasury under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which provided a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.
The City received the first tranche of funding in the amount of $12,379,913 on May 19, 2021. The second tranche, in the same amount, was received on June 14th, 2022.
The funding is intended to be used for the following funding objectives, as defined in the Act:
To support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control; replace lost public sector revenue to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs; support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses; and address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the unequal impact of the pandemic.