Jefferson County was awarded $113 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that must be spent by December 2026. It was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021. Visit the Funding and Guidance page for more on the funds that came to Jeffco as well as use guidance from the U.S. Treasury.
Rather than just focusing on emergency needs, ARPA’s federal government guidelines allows funding to support families and businesses, maintain vital public services, and build a strong, resilient, and equitable future. This once in a generation investment will be used to better serve the Jefferson County community in areas such as:
The offset of economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mitigation of economic impacts to local government services.
Health needs for public health and safety and behavioral health
Necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure