American Rescue Act Plan

Between now and December 2026, over $91 million in federal funds will be invested by Washoe County to address the impact of COVID-19 in our region.

All funds from the American Rescue Plan must be expended by December 2026
Quarterly expenditure reports provided to the U.S. Treasury will be posted on this webpage in the section below.   Through the American Rescue Plan Act, funds are being distributed at the state, county and city levels.  Of these distributions, Washoe County will be awarded $91,587,038.  

Stay informed along the way about how these programs are selected, what programs are receiving funds, and how funds are allocated.

As part of the largest outreach effort in the state's history, the State of Nevada is asking you to take a survey and share your ideas. 

ARPA Overview


Washoe County Recovery Plan



The Nevada governor’s office has rolled out a new grant program to distribute some its ARPA funding to non-profit entities. The Nevada Community Recovery Grant is only for non-profit organizations. The deadline is Monday, January 3rd, 2022, by 11:59 pm PST. 

The application portal is available from the / Recupé websites, or can be accessed directly at: Community Recovery Grant Application — Nevada Recovers

Washoe County will also be conducting an ARPA community grantmaking process that will begin in the Spring of 2022.  We encourage Northern Nevada nonprofit organizations to also seek funding through the Nevada Community Recovery Grant program for non-profits. 

In support of a strong and equitable recovery in Washoe County, Recovery Funds will be prioritized to:   

  • Address health disparities known to directly influence social inequities in health through programs that target populations with higher incidents of disease. 
  • Bolstereconomic recovery for small businesses to mitigate financial hardships, implement structural changes, or address other COVID-related issues. 
  • Childhood environments with key partners in the community who deliver early    learning and family support services 
  • Build stronger neighborhoods with initiatives that preserve and expand upon affordable housing options for low to mid-income level earners in our community.  
  • Focus on foundational investments into stormwater infrastructure and the expansion of broadband service into underserved locations.  
  • Address the root causes of homelessness, to include collaborative solutions for mental health, substance abuse and identifying pathways to independent living. 

Development Timeline

The Recovery Fund creates an unprecedented opportunity for our community, region and state that will last for decades to come.  Washoe County’s approach to allocating its funds will be collaborative with public and private sector partners. The process will leverage the expertise of both in providing transformational solutions before allocation of funding begins.  


Get future notifications to provide your perspective on the prioritization of funds or to find out more about the application process. 

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