American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)


The City of Tucson is leveraging $136.20 million in funds awarded through the American Rescue Plan Act, ARPA, passed by Congress in March 2021. Under the guidance of Mayor and Council, the City has developed a strategic plan to distribute, track, and monitor these ARPA funds over four years to help Tucsonans – focusing on community members hardest hit by COVID-19, poverty, and crime.

Mayor’s ARPA Progress Report

Investing $136M in ARPA Funds Today – for a Brighter Future

Between 2021-December 31, 2024, the City will invest $136 million in ARPA-allocated funds in two areas: community partners and city-managed projects. There are seven major program funding areas, all geared to promoting an equitable and sustainable recovery.

Tucson’s ARPA Allocation

Major ARPA Program Areas with Planned Funding

“The City’s ARPA strategic plan and our principles guide us in ensuring recovery for all, starting with communities hardest hit by COVID and areas with a historic pattern of disinvestment.” City of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero

Community Partners

Community Partners

City-Managed Projects

City-Managed Projects

Accountability & Impacts

Grant Applications