American Rescue Plan Act


What is the American Rescue Plan Act?

An act approved by the United States government that provides unprecedented funding to families and significant investments in key areas. The $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan (ARPA) was signed into law in 2021 to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments received money to fix budget shortfalls and invest in their communities. 

Through Mayor Duggan’s leadership, Detroit received $826 million for Detroit’s Future Fund to use over 3 years. These funds will help fix our city budget shortfalls, and the first $400 million will be used to invest directly in Detroit’s Neighborhoods.

A survey was conducted across the city to receive Detroit residents’ input, suggestions, and concerns from community meetings. Detroit residents added valuable input into Detroit’s Future Fund on where the dollars should be spent including:

  • More money for housing/Senior home repairs 
  • Traffic enforcement; Community based gun violence intervention initiatives 
  • Support for the Disability Community 
  • Mental Health Support
  • Recreation Center Funding

ARPA Outreach Meeting Schedule 2021

District 1



District 2

Second Tuesday


District 3 & 4



District 5

Second Tuesday


District 6

Third Thursday


District 7



City Wide Don-Cast

Every Monday



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ARPA Topics

Skills For Life

A paid work and training program that will serve 1200 Detroiters over 3 years. Participants work 3 days removing blight within the City of Detroit and train for 2 days in the educational or career training best suited for their needs and interests. The City of Detroit General Services Department provides the jobs, and Detroit at Work and its community partners will provide career services, barrier removal, mentoring, training, and job placement.


Renew Detroit

Renew Detroit is a program that provides free repairs to eligible Detroit homeowners using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).



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