American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA)

The Town of Sudbury will receive approximately $5.9 million over two years for “COVID-19 economic relief” from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA funds may be used only toward the following categories: 

  • Support public health
  • Address COVID-19 economic impacts
  • Replace lost public sector revenue
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers
  • Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure for underserved communities


Update 3/1/22: ARPA Listening Session Scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2022


Update 1/25/22: Time Sensitive Fund Allocation

At their January 18, 2022 meeting, the Select Board allocated $2,001,000 in ARPA funds towards time sensitive needs ($40,000 allocated on Jan. 4), as shown below:

Proposed Project Cost Estimate
ARPA Consultant (Powers & Sullivan) voted Jan. 4, 2022 $40,000
Additional Social Worker Services $170,000
Basic needs gift cards (Jail Diversion Prog., Senior Center, Social Work Dept) $20,000
Mental Health Counselor $166,000
At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits (for residents who cannot afford/access testing) $50,000
SPS: Summer academic program $620,000
SPS: Social and Emotional Learning $420,000
LSRHS: Ventilation system upgrades $100,000
Fairbank Community Center: Water line replacement $400,000
Fire: Equipment (stretcher, stair chair, CPR machine) $55,000
  $2,041,000 Total


For more details, please see Time Sensitive Items Memo and “2022 Jan 18 outcomes” tab of ARPA – Compiled Request Listing spreadsheet document.


ARPA Guidelines

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Info Guides


Public Input

A FlashVote survey was conducted in October 2021 to learn more about the priorities that Sudbury residents would like to see ARPA funds directed toward. ARPA Flashvote Results


ARPA Survey – Your Ideas
Sudbury residents, businesses, non-profits and other constituents have been invited to share their ideas for use of Sudbury’s ARPA funds. A town-wide American Rescue Plan Survey on Constant Contact was open through November 30, 2021.



Time Sensitive Items Memo (Town Manager to Select Board) – January 13, 2022

Town Manager Considerations for Select Board – September 24, 2021

ARPA Sudbury Compiled Request Listing DRAFT – November 3, 2021 



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