Investing in a Stronger, More Equitable Lancaster

The City of Lancaster was awarded $39.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds in 2021. This page is the central space for information regarding the City of Lancaster’s use of the funds. Below are links to two categories of funding; “housing solutions” details the allocated affordable housing investments and “community facilities” details proposed capital investments in community facilities.

What is ARPA?

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) is a federal law that provides a substantial infusion of resources to eligible state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to help reverse the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.


$39.5 million in ARPA funding was allocated to the City of Lancaster in 2021. ARPA funds must be allocated by December 31, 2024, and spent by December 31, 2026.



Public Engagement

In September 2021 the City of Lancaster launched a two month long public engagement project to gather community feedback about how ARPA funds should be invested in our community. Click Here for more information.



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