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Barnstable County Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)






In March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden.  This legislation allocated $41.3 million in federal grant funds to Barnstable County to expend between 2021 – 2026 on COVID-19 recovery efforts and regional investments in key areas.  Barnstable County has received half of its allotment and will receive the other half in the spring of 2022.

All 15 towns have also received federal ARPA funds.

These funds have specific expenditure categories that are set by the federal government.  Several of the categories will allow our county and towns to address some of the urgent priorities needing investment on Cape Cod.

The Barnstable County Commissioners Office held a public comment period through 2/11/2022 for residents of Barnstable County and stakeholders to provide input and feedback on how the county’s ARPA funds should be prioritized and allocated.