ARPA One Year Later: National Resources to Assist County Governments

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and the National Association of Counties (NACo) has provided toolkits and resources for county governments working to invest these funds.

naco logoARPA authorized the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, including $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county, parish and borough in America. It represents a strong federal-state-local partnership and an investment in counties on the front lines of keeping communities healthy, safe and vibrant.

Check out these NACo resources made specifically to support county governments:

COVID-19 Communications Toolkit for Counties
Utilize NACo’s COVID-19 communications toolkit, including top-level mesaging, outreach ideas and templates to share how your county is investing ARPA Fiscal Recovery Funds.

Explore NACo’s ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund Resources
Visit NACo’s ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund Resource Hub to find tools to share your story, explore county best practices, access analysis and more.

White House ARPA Anniversary Toolkit
Amplify the successful, historic, and lasting impact of the American Rescue Plan in social media and your local press.

Join NACo’s Untold Stories Campaign
Since its passage one year ago, counties continue to invest in local priorities through the American Rescue Plan Act’s Recovery Fund. Join the Untold Stories campaign to share your efforts. Share how your county is investing in local priorities, and visit to access resources to share your story with local audiences.

Useful Links:
COVID-19 Communications Toolkit
APRA Fiscal Recovery Fund Resources
White House ARPA Anniversary Toolkit
NACo’s Untold Stories Campaign