American Cities, COVID-19, Social Investment Practice
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and its State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) represent an unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative economic impacts. While this critical landmark legislation has been integral to the country’s COVID-19 response, it has also served as a tremendous opportunity for cities to foster long-term economic growth,while promoting equity within underserved and underrepresented communities.
This publication, “Promoting Equity through ARPA Implementation,” illustrates how select cities are using their SLFRF to address the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on low- and moderate-income people and communities of color with explicit attention to several core values:
This report was produced in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors.