American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

About the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan act (ARPA) was signed into law and established the emergency Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) for the eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in response to the COVID-19 emergency. ARPA funds can be used in response to the pandemic, including mitigation and prevention of the following: support for public health expenditures, support to communities and populations heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, addressing negative economic impacts, and investment in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

The City of Maywood has opened an online survey to gather public input regarding the City’s allocated $6,452,514 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) one-time funds. Maywood City Council will consider community input to make a final decision regarding what committed projects (before December 31, 2024) will receive ARPA funds. The City must expend the funds in accordance with U.S. Department of Treasury guidelines.

Uses of Funding

Eligible expenditures must fall within one of the following categories:

  1. Support public health expenditures by responding to/mitigating the COVID-19 emergency;
  2. Replace lost public sector revenue, to provide government services to the level of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic crisis;
  3. Provide premium revenue pay essential workers offering additional support during the service in critical infrastructure sectors;
  4. Address negative economic impacts caused by the health emergency by supporting the community, including local businesses and non-profits; and, 
  5. Investment in specific types of infrastructure, making the necessary investment to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and sewer infrastructure, and expand access to broadband internet.

ARPA Presentation - Social Recovery Model Systems (SMRS) 

  1. ARPA Presentation (English)
  2. ARPA Presentation (Spanish)

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Community Engagement Outcomes Report

Commitment to Transparency 

The Council and administration staff are committed to full transparency with the use of all funds and to ensuring proportionate fund allocation and distribution across the city and its residents. 


To provide full transparency and continual real-time information, the City of Maywood staff will be uploading all required reports of the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) to this site. The reports will include expenditures, project commitments, budgets, obligations, resident impact, and projects that qualify under the funding.

Community Engagement – Public Survey (CLOSED)

Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS)

The City of Maywood, in partnership with Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS), conducted a community-wide survey to collect public data on ARPA funding to the City of Maywood to aid in the economic recovery to ensure growth and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. SMRS prevention services work to build resiliency, increase civic participation, and promote healthy neighborhoods. SMRS works on the idea that environments matter and that everyone deserves a healthy community with access to healthy food, recreation, and safe social spaces, where businesses serve community needs and help residents thrive.

The community survey is now closed from public comment. The survey was available in English and Spanish. Below you can find the report, results, and data gathered during the survey. 

2021 American Rescue Plan Act Resource

To learn more about ARPA, visit the US Department of Treasure or the links below.

Questions on reported information can be directed to

  1. Miguel Leon

    Administrative Analyst