Policy & Advocacy
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocated $2.55 billion in fiscal recovery dollars for the state of Connecticut. Connecticut towns and cities will be receiving $1.56 billion for general government and an additional $995 million to boards of education. Funds must be “obligated” by December 31, 2024.
These funds present a significant opportunity for local communities to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on people of color, people with disabilities, immigrant communities, LGBTQ+ populations, and other historically marginalized groups. To maximize the impact of these funds, local communities must consider allocating their fiscal recovery funds for the creation and preservation of affordable, accessible, climate resilient, and energy efficient housing for the lowest-income and marginalized families and individuals in our region.