Using ARPA Funds to Boost Economic Development, Strengthen Fiscal Health

Pew Charitable Trusts

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Virtual Event

A webinar to discuss how states can use federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to boost economic development and support long-term fiscal stability. On May 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury launched the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which provides $350 billion to address the public health and economic needs of state and local governments. Thanks to the broad flexibility provided by Congress under the law, state policymakers will need to make crucial decisions about how to allocate this money.

During this webinar experts from Pew’s state fiscal health and broadband access initiatives will discuss:

  • How states can manage this one-time influx of cash without creating unsustainable expenses or jeopardizing long-term fiscal stability
  • Effective strategies to use ARPA money to strengthen state economies
  • How to use ARPA funds to expand broadband access

A conversation about how state and local governments can effectively use federal stimulus funds. For more information about this webinar, please contact Catherine An at