How Detroit’s ARPA funds are being spent
Three ways to learn more and take part
Appropriated: Total funds issued to the City of Detroit from the $1.2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). City Council appropriated 15 uses for these funds in June 2021.
Programmed: Total funds allocated to initiatives that have project plans and budgets, identified City-stakeholders, and clear outputs and outcomes
Obligated: Combined total of Council-approved contracts, subrecipient agreements and funds budgeted for personnel
Spent: Total funds expended - ex, vendor invoices, personnel costs, subrecipient payments, issued grants, etc.
ARPA funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026.
ARPA funds cannot be used directly for pensions, debts, settlements, judgments, or rainy-day funds.
ARPA funds cannot be used for expenses incurred prior to March 3, 2021