American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides relief funds to state, local and tribal governments that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides relief funds to state, local and tribal governments that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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City of Terre Haute/Vigo County ARPA Funds​

Our community received a collective $56.7 million in ARPA funds for use in COVID-19 recovery efforts. These funds from the federal government were designated for use, by the U.S. Department of Treasury, in the following eligible areas:

  • replacing lost public sector revenue
  • responding to the public health and economic impacts of the pandemic
  • providing premium pay for essential workers
  • investing in certain infrastructure
  • responding to natural disasters
  • supporting community development efforts

About ARPA

In addition to funding households, small businesses and schools, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides relief funds to state, local and tribal governments that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. These funds can be used by governments to respond to the public health and economic emergency, provide premium pay to essential workers, replace revenue lost due to the pandemic, and make necessary investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure. Eligible units of government were allocated ARPA funds based on a methodology created and implemented by the U.S. Treasury.

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Local ARPA Process

The City of Terre Haute received $35,936,890, and Vigo County received ​$20,790,877 in funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

​When the final rule for the program was released in 2022, Vigo County and the City of Terre Haute began a collaborative process to evaluate potential uses of the funds and create individual plans of action, which were presented respectively to the City and County Councils. Upon approval of the overall plans, individual project stakeholders were invited to present to the Council(s) to request an appropriation of ARPA funds for their project.

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ARPA News

Terre Haute takes step forward on new downtown hotels

Terre Haute

New hotels at Seventh Street and Wabash Avenue came closer to fruition Wednesday when the Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission voted to authorize the solicitation of offers for property there.

Vigo County OKs $1M in ARPA funds for childcare project

Vigo County

The Vigo County Council approved the expenditure of American Rescue Plan Act funding for a variety of projects Tuesday, the largest being $1 million for Chances and Services for Youth.

Rose Hulman Announces New Surgery Center to be Part of Innovation Grove in Terre Haute

Vigo County

Working together with the Vigo County Council, the Vigo County Commissioners were able to allocate $500,000 of ARPA funds to Rose-Hulman, aiding in other grant opportunities. This initial investment has led to a significant nearly $200 million project that combines engineering and surgical services.

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