American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

St. Louis County has received $54,536,596 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The County Board and staff developed a conceptual framework of how best to use these funds to help citizens and communities within St. Louis County. Fore more information, please review the ARPA Presentation given at the County Board Workshop in 2021.
ARPA funds are required to be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts through four categories of uses:
  • To respond to the public health emergency
  • Addressing its negative economic impacts
  • Serving the hardest hit
  • Improving access to water, sewer or broadband infrastructure
ARPA funds may NOT be used to:
  • Offset a tax cut
  • Deposit in pension funds
  • Bolster rainy day funds
  • Pay debt service

To date, the tentative plans for use of ARPA funds are as follows:



BreAnn Graber
Budget & Business Improvement Manager

100 North 5th Avenue West
Room 202
Duluth, MN 55802