American Rescue Plan Act

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT 2021The City of Covington was allocated $5.91 million in ARPA funds. We want your help to prioritize investments.

The City of Covington was allocated $5.91 million by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The funds are intended to respond to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19 and the impacts it has had on our community, residents, and businesses.

SURVEY COMING SOON

ARPA rules allow for expenditures under several broad categories, including:
  • Support public health expenditures
  • Address negative economic impacts of the pandemic
  • Invest in water, sewer, stormwater, and broadband infrastructure

This means that the use of the funds is limited to be spent within these categories.

City Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the ARPA program on October 26 at 7 p.m. and then is scheduled to discuss initial expenditures on October 30 at 8 a.m. during their annual budget workshop. To view the agenda packets for each date with instructions about how to attend in person or virtually, please visit https://covingtonwa.gov/city_departments/executive/cityclerk/councilminutes.php#outer-5280