American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

What is the American Rescue Plan Act?

ARPA will deliver $120,000,000 in federal funding to the City of Lexington to aid in economic recovery to ensure growth and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about ARPA, visit the US Department of Treasury.


Community engagement

The community survey and project proposal form are now closed. Below you can find the results and data gathered during the survey.

ARPA framework

ARPA survey data

ARPA resident priorities data

ARPA community proposal results

Category Breakdown

This document has each proposal separated into the eleven categories listed in the raw data. These categories include Parks, Infrastructure, Capital Investment, Environment, Social Services, City Services, Grants to Outside Agencies, Arts, Worker Bonuses, Economic Recovery and Housing. Each category has its own tab at the bottom of the document. This is just for reference and to help Council Members and the community sort through the information.

View category breakdown

Our approach

Priorities and principles

  • Highest priority
    • Projects that have a direct impact on vulnerable populations and those impacted the most by the pandemic
  • Budget related principles
    • One-time projects that entail no ongoing costs
    • Projects that produce savings or increased revenue in the future
  • Additional principles
    • Projects that lead to economic opportunity
    • Projects that make an impact on our physical infrastructure
    • Projects that made an impact on our social infrastructure

Commitment to transparency

The council and the administration are committed to full transparency with the use of all funds, and to ensuring equitable fund distribution across the city and its populations.

Funding categories and types of allowable projects

  • Community health, wellness and quality of life
  • Critical city services, employee retention and facilities
  • Economic recovery and growth
  • Equity-focused services and partnerships
  • Growing successful neighborhoods
  • Harm prevention and public safety



In order to provide maximum transparency and continual real-time information, the LFUCG will be uploading all required reports to the American Rescue Plan Act this page. Included in these reports are project commitments, budgets, obligations and expenditures but most importantly, the criteria under which the projects are qualified and the populations impacted by funding.

Questions on reported information can be directed to

Recovery Plan Performance Report

March – July 2021