American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act 2021 was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. This act provides U.S. cities and counties with $130.2 billion through December 31, 2024. The Town of Carrboro will receive $6.75 million as part of this allocation. These funds will be used to help offset revenue losses resulting from the pandemic, as well as fund other community needs. 


1. Serving people in Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs)

2. Serving those most affected by the COVID pandemic

3. Collaboration with other community groups serving Carrboro residents

4. A high level of connection between the nonprofit partner applying for funds and the residents served

5. Not entirely for staff salaries

6. Success that can be clearly measured

Initial Schedule

Activity Date
ARPA Pre-Application Workshop Dec. 15, 2022
Deadline for Applications Jan. 23, 2023
Completeness and Eligibility Review and Racial Equity Review - Staff Jan. 23– Feb. 28, 2023
Review of Requests by Human Services Advisory Commission By March 15, 2023
Human Services Commission recommendations April 1, 2023
Finance Office Risk Assessment, Monitoring, etc. of sub-recipient April 15, 2023
Funding Decisions  April 18, 2023
Town Council Action April 25, 2023
All agreements in place May 12, 2023
Services and programs begin  Once agreement is executed. By all parties
All funds must be obligated. Dec. 31, 2024
All funds must be expended. Dec. 31, 2026
This schedule is subject to change.  

This page will be updated regularly.