Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds are designed to provide needed relief to local government to enable them to continue to support the public health response and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable economic recovery.


Treasury launched this much-needed relief to:

  • Support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control
  • Replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to strengthen support for vital public services and help retain jobs
  • Support immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic

The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide substantial flexibility for each government to meet local needs—including support for households, small businesses, impacted industries, essential workers, and the communities hardest hit by the crisis. These funds can also be used to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

Arkansas received the following amount of funding:

Program Funding Allotment
Counties $         586,173,048.00
Metropolitan Cities (population over 50K) $         208,848,763.00
Non-entitlement Units of Local Government (population under 50K) $         216,225,138.00
Total $     1,011,246,949.00


For any questions, please contact DFA- Office of Accounting at 501-682-1675 or arpa.city@dfa.arkansas.gov

Cities and Towns announcements/guidance, forms, U.S. Treasury guidance, instructions, and links:


Title Posted
DFA’s Non-Metro (NEU) Rescue FAQ’s June 1 2021 08/11/2021
Premium Pay Email 08/18/2021
Nonentitlement Distribution Email 08/18/2021
Premium Pay Summary  08/18/2021
NEU 1st tranche distribution 08/18/2021
NEU Subsequent Distribution Announcement 10/08/2021
NEU Subsequent Distribution Calculation 10/08/2021
NEU Project & Expenditure Reports Now Due April 30, 2022 10/27/2021
Treasury Update Letter to NEUs 11-8-21 11/10/2021


Title Posted
ARPA Checklist 06/04/2021
Budget Information Form 06/04/2021
Information Form 06/04/2021
NEU_Award_Terms_and_Conditions 06/04/2021
Title_VI_Assurances 06/04/2021
NEU First Tranche Transfer Form 11/10/2021

U.S. Treasury Guidance

Title Posted
Treasury FAQ’s 06/04/2021
Interim Final Rule 06/04/2021
Fact Sheet 06/08/2021
Quick Reference Guide 06/04/2021
Compliance and Reporting Guidance 11/10/2021
NEU Distribution Templates User Guide 11/10/2021


Title Posted

Letter for Nonentitlement Cities and Towns 622021