American Rescue Plan Act


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a COVID-19 relief package, providing $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic. Erie County will receive at total of $52,391,502. This funding is being allocated in two tranches, with the first 50% ($26,195,751) already allocated. The remaining funding is to be received mid 2022.

The U.S. Department of Treasury has set strict parameters regarding how and when the money needs to be spent as well as reporting guidelines which Erie County will be following. The funding must be allocated by December 31, 2024 and spent by December 31, 2026. Further details about these criteria can be found here.


State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) 2021 Performance Report: July 31, 2021


Revenue · $26,195,751

American Rescue Plan Grant $26,195,751

Checking Interest $20,000 (estimated)

NACo Grant $100,000

ARPA Administration · $35,000

Community Futures Center · $280,000

Revenue Replacement · $7,092,000

Maintenance and Repair $142,000

Capital Outlay $150,000

Fire Fighters Grant (501c4) $300,000

Erie County Convention Center Authority $2,000,000

Erie County Community College Empowerment Grant $1,500,000

Erie County Community College Barrier Reduction Grant $250,000

Transfer to Pleasant Ridge Manor $2,700,000

Council of Governments $50,000

County Assessed Needs · $386,760

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission Grant · $3,500,000

Municipal Assistance · $3,500,000

Municipal Infrastructure GAP Funding Grants $2,500,000

Public Safety Grants $1,000,000

County Economic Development · $3,667,000

Urban Renewal & Community Development $2,779,500

Entrepreneurship $737,500

Workforce Development $150,000

Public Health · $1,230,000

Gun Violence Reduction $125,000

Blue Zones $745,000

Employee Vaccine Incentive$360,000

Business Grants · $2,642,991

Shuttered Venue Grants $1,474,991

New Small Business Grants $150,000

LEAD Assets Grants $1,000,000

Transformative Grants · $4,000,000