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American Rescue Plan Act:

Greene County has received the first of a two-phase allocation as part of the federal government’s American Rescue Plan. An initial deposit of $28,464,260 arrived on May 19 and the second allocation is scheduled to arrive next year.

In total, Greene County will receive $56,928,520 in ARP funding to support local efforts to recover from COVID-19.

While ARPA is similar to the CARES Act of 2020 - both stimulus packages are designed to support the economic response and recovery related to COVID-19 - there are several differences with this new program. The two most notable differences being the timeframe for expenditures and the expanded qualifying uses. ARPA funds are allowed to cover costs incurred by Dec. 31, 2024. Qualifying uses for ARPA funds include:

Greene County has now through its needs assessment process prioritized our top community needs. They are:

  1. mental health services
  2. affordable housing
  3. services for unhoused persons
  4. small business economic assistance
  5. assistance to nonprofit organizations
  6. household food programs
  7. broadband
  8. childcare and services to foster youth
  9. water and sewer
  10. substance use services
  11. aid to tourism, travel and hospitality industry
  12. education assistance to early learning

For further information, please go to the Needs Assessment tab for the full report. If you have questions or desire further information, please call (417) 799-1563 or email

For a list of frequently asked questions from the US Treasury, click here.

For the US Treasury's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Final Rule click here

For the US Treasury's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Final Rule Overview click here