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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan (2021) is providing fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, small businesses, and industries.

The American Rescue Plan continues many of the programs started by the CARES Act (2020) and Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) by adding new phases, new allocations, and new guidance to address issues related to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan also creates a variety of new programs to address continuing pandemic-related crises, and fund recovery efforts as the United States begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress on March 10, 2021 and signed into law on March 11, 2021.

Community Feedback

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Premium Pay

In alignment with the guidelines prescribed by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), funding has been set aside to provide Premium Pay payments to eligible public and private sector workers. These funds are intended to respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing Premium Pay to those workers who were both needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential services and unable to perform their duties remotely.

USVI Recovery Plan

The American Rescue Plan Act (the Act) established the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF) and Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provide a combined $350 billion in assistance to eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments. ​

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Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CLFRF)



United States Virgin Islands Office of Management & Budget American Rescue Plan Act SLFRF​

Use of Funds

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments with a substantial infusion of resources to meet pandemic response needs and rebuild a stronger, and more equitable economy as the country recovers. Recipients may use these funds to:

Within these overall categories, recipients have broad flexibility to decide how best to use this funding to meet the needs of their communities.