American Rescue Plan
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
On March 11, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 11-2), which established the $362 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. Of this total, $65.1 billion is provided in direct aid to counties and additional $1.5 billion for public lands counties.
The bill allocates $65.1 billion in direct federal aid to all counties based on their share of the U.S. population. Allowable uses outlined in the bill include (but are not limited to):
- Responding to or mitigate the public health emergency with respect to the COVID-19 emergency or its negative economic impacts.
- Providing government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue;
- Make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure; and
- Responding to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers of the county that are performing such essential work, or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers who perform essential work.
The Parish of Caddo is now accepting funding applications for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Agencies will need to complete an application to provide details on goals and objectives as it relates to the allowable uses listed above. Applicant goals and objectives should have a direct impact to the residents and businesses of Caddo Parish.
Applications may be completed via the preferred method of DocuSign (click here) or via paper application. When using the DocuSign form, you may save your progress and continue the application at a later time by clicking on the "Other Actions" dropdown in the top right corner and select “Finish Later”. Paper applications may be submitted via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), snail mail, or facsimile (318-429-7609). All applications must be completed in their entirety and received by June 30, 2021.
Parish of Caddo
ATTN: Jalisa Thomas
505 Travis Street STE. 800
P.O. Box 1127
Shreveport, LA 71163-1127