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Greeley's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)


The city received nearly $21 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. The federal stimulus funding helps in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The city has spent a total of $2.2 million on provisions for government services.

With the public’s help, the city determined how to invest the remaining $18.8 million within eligible categories required by the legislation (You can access the survey results here). This site provides detailed information and the latest updates about the program.

Following is basic information about the ARPA Program.

What is ARPA?
The American Rescue Plan Act is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package. The program's goal is to speed up the nation's recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill became law on March 11, 2021.

How Can the Funds be Used?
Eligible use of funds focuses on state, local, and tribal governments. These entities can use funds on their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The four eligible categories are: Revenue Loss; Infrastructure Support; Premium Pay; and Public Health.

Where Will the Funds Go?
There are four areas of focus the city will invest in: Building Community Resiliency; Enhancing Mobility; Creating Community, Quality of Life and Destinations; Activating Economic Corridors.

How Much Did the City Receive?
The federal government allocated the City of Greeley a total of $21 million. To date the city has spent a total of $2.2 million under the Revenue Loss category. That leaves a total of $18.8 for the city to spend within the eligible use categories. The funding methodology is available at Allocation Methodology for Metropolitan Cities ( 

What is the ARPA Funding Timeline?
The city needs to decide how to spend the funds by Dec. 31, 2024. Applications were scored by committees and recommended to Council as part of the annual budget process. The City Council reviewed recommended awards in October 2023 and sub-grant awardees were notified. Funding began in January 2024.

Greeley's ARPA Program Development

1. Building Community Resilience

  • Homeless Services
  • Affordable Housing Support (ex. Rental Assistance, Home retrofits)
  • Community Policing (ex. Co-Responder Program and Community Action Collaborative)
  • Social Service Programs
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Sustainability (ex. Drought Tolerance, Water Conservation)
  • Public Health

2. Creating Community, Quality of Life and Destinations

  • Distinctive community events
  • Investment in Natural Areas and recreational amenities
  • Youth development initiatives
  • Support for cultural amenities, programs and organizations
  • Funding for public art, art education and local artists
  • Tourism and visitor support

3. Enhancing Mobility

  • Multi-modal (bike/pedestrian) investments
  • Transit Services
  • Sidewalk improvements
  • ADA accessibility improvements
  • Electric Vehicles and other transportation alternatives

4. Activating Economic Corridors

  • Small Business Support
  • New Primary Employer Business Attraction
  • Investment in Targeted Economic Corridors
  • Attract and retain tourism and conference efforts

5. Provision for Government Services

  • Public and Safety Services
  • General Government Administration
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Road Building and Maintenance

Important Informational Links

Submitted ARPA Reports

Compliance and Reporting Guidance – State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

City of Greeley Contact

ARPA Disbursement Update, February 2024

Spending Category
Activating Economic Corridors
Provision of Government Services
Building Community Resilience
Enhancing Mobility
Creating Community, Quality of Life and Destinations
Other Future City Initiatives
TOTAL ARPA funding


ARPA pie chart disbursements, as of 2/22/2024
City of Greeley ARPA Contact Information

Contact Us

City Manager's Office

1000 10th Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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