American Rescue Plan (ARP-ESSER)

Hampshire County ARP & ESSER Plans



What is ARP?

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act (P.L.117-2) Visit disclaimer page (PDF) provided critical and unprecedented support to children, families, and communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn.  As one of the largest stimulus packages in U.S. history, ARP endowed ACF with $48.7 billion in supplemental funding to children, families, and communities. ARP aimed to address systemic inequities by cutting child poverty in half and funding essential services such as child care, Head Start, preventative child welfare interventions, family violence prevention, energy assistance, and short-term pandemic emergency assistance.

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