On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), with the goal of speeding recovery from the economic and health effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the plan, the City of Dayton received nearly $138 Million in two equal distributions. This one-time money will be used to provide for immediate recovery needs and to create long-term investments for Dayton’s future. The deadline to obligate these funds is December 31, 2024.
This is the largest grant in Dayton's history and presents an unparalleled opportunity to improve the quality of life for city residents. City leadership has developed a framework to allocate the funds in an intentional way that would maximize the impact of this opportunity and enable community transformation.