ARPA funds

The American Rescue Plan Act is the federal plan to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Battle Creek is set to receive a total of $30.5 million. We have received half of this, with the rest scheduled for release to us in 2022.

The way we spend this money must meet specific federal requirements. As of August 2021, this was still an interim rule, so we are awaiting any potential changes in a final rule. At this time, we are allowed to use ARPA funds in four ways:

  • Negative economic impact
  • Premium pay for eligible workers
  • Government services lost revenue
  • Water, sewer, and broadband

City Commission ARPA workshop - Aug. 31, 2021

Presentations & other documents