American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

In March 2021, the President signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), providing aid and relief to various sectors of the United States economy.  The City of Fort Worth’s allocation from these funds totals $173,745,090.00. 

The ARPA specified certain allowable uses for these funds and City Management has determined priorities for ARPA funding, to assist in the on-going recovery efforts to strengthen the physical and economic health of the community.

 

This list of priorities was shared with City Council on June 22, 2021.

  • Projects delayed or postponed because of the pandemic.
  • Will Rogers Interpretive Plaques
  • Majority Minority Area (MMA) infrastructure projects:
    • Neighborhood Streets
    • Streetlights
    • Sidewalks
    • Park development
  • Pandemic recovery
    • Emergency Operations Center
    • Vaccination Operations
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) capacity building
  • Tourism Industry Recovery
  • Evans Rosedale project with affordable housing component
  • Stormwater projects
  • Water/Wastewater infrastructure projects
  • Cybersecurity, technology and broadband projects
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Matching funds for eligible joint projects with other agencies.

All funds must be fully obligated by December 31, 2024 and fully expended by December 31, 2026. 

 

List of approved expenditures to date and supporting documentation can be found below.  As additional projects or uses for funds are approved/accepted by the City Council, those will be added to the list.  

Pandemic Recovery/Testing and Vaccinations

No IR required / M&C 21-0908  23ARPA-VACCINATIONS AND TESTING  11/30/21

 8,000,000

 Convention Center Expansion Project Restart

Item 4 worksession 11/2/21 / M&C 21-0934  21ARPA-FWCC EXPANSION FUNDING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT  11/30/21

40,000,000

 Sports Tourism Soccer Complex Phase 1

20,000,000

Grant to Visit Fort Worth for tourism activities

IR 21-10670 9/21/21 / M&C 21-21-0794 25ARPA-VFW-TDG 10/12/21 

 6,000,000

Evans-Rosedale project w/Affordable Housing Component 

M&C 21-0810 17ARPA ALLOCATIONS EVANS & ROSEDALE REDEVELOPMENT 10/19/21  

  4,245,533

Cybersecurity/Tech/Broadband projects in City Buildings(excludes 12M for radio towers)

04ARPA INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM/04ARPA CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM /04ARPA NEIGHBORHOOD WIFI SUPPORT 12/14/21

11,000,000

Technology - Future City Hall*

Item 5 worksession 11/16/21 / M&C 21-0935  21ARPA AND PEG FUNDING - FUTURE CITY HALL  11/30/21

  6,400,000

UNTHSC Techstars

IR 21-10678 9/28/21 / M&C 21-0811 17ARPA ALLOCATIONS TO UNTHSC TECHSTARS 10/19/21     

 2,400,000

 

CDFI Friendly America 

IR 21-10679 9/28/21 / M&C 21-0809 17ARPA ALLOCATION CDFI FRIENDLY AMERICA 10/19/21      

 3,000,000

 

Commerce Street Realignment

Item 4 worksession 11/2/21 / M&C 21-0934  21ARPA-FWCC EXPANSION FUNDING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT  11/30/21

12,000,000

 

Will Rogers Murals 

IR 21-10646  8/24/21 / M&C 21-0820  25ARPA-WRMC MURAL PLAQUES  10/19/21

  300,000

Will Rogers, FWCC projects

IR 21-10671  9/21/21 / M&C 21-0794  25ARPA-PED_CAPITAL_RESTORE  11/30/21

 4,560,000

 

MMA Infrastructure Projects (streets/lights/sidewalks/parks)

20,000,000

Housing Solutions request

IR 21-10689 10/12/21 / M&C 21-0814 19ARPA ALLOCATIONS TO HOUSING AND HUMAN SERVICES PROJECTS 10/19/21   

 

1,600,000

Childcare Associates - Stop Six/Riverside/3rd location (undetermined) early learning center

IR 21-10689 10/12/21 / M&C 21-0814 19ARPA ALLOCATIONS TO HOUSING AND HUMAN    SERVICES PROJECTS 10/19/21     

 7,000,000

Expanded WiFI

1,600,000

Continuation of WIFI project started with CARES dollars

04ARPA NEIGHBORHOOD WIFI SUPPORT PROGRAM  12/14/21

1,761,047

 

Habitat Real Estate

IR 21-10689 10/12/21 / M&C 21-0814 19ARPA ALLOCATIONS TO HOUSING AND HUMAN SERVICES PROJECTS 10/19/21   

 1,500,000

Texas Wesleyan University

Public utility relocation due to construction of a new athletic stadium 

200,000

Texas A&M

Downtown research campus to spur innovation, business development and job growth

5,000,000

Center for Transforming Lives

Improved access to childcare, healthcare and workforce development

3,000,000

Administration

No IR required / M&C 21-0805 13ARPA-ADMINISTRATION 10/19/21   

  1,000,000

 Total

160,566,580