ARPA Guidance

US Department of Treasury

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, through the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, has provided just over $57 million to Cumberland County. The Department of Treasury is responsible for the award and oversight of ARPA funds to the County, their website offers multiple resources regarding eligibility, spending, and reporting requirements.

General Guidance

Further guidance on the use of ARPA funds is in the links below; but broadly, these funds can be spent in the following categories:

  • Supporting the public health response
  • Addressing negative economic impacts 
  • Replacing public sector revenue loss 
  • Premium pay for essential workers 
  • Water, sewer, broadband infrastructure

Funds can generally not be used for:

  • Reducing taxes
  • Depositing extraordinary funds into a pension account
  • Certain non-federal matches
  • Debt Service
  • Legal Settlements
  • Rainy Day Funds
  • Infrastructure outside of water/sewer/broadband, or revenue loss to infrastructure projects
  • General economic development or workforce development unless related to the pandemic.

Guidance Documents

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  1. Sandra Warren

    Compliance and Audit Manager

    Email Sandra Warren

    Ph: 207-209-4940


    142 Federal St. Ste 100

    Portland, ME 04101

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