American Rescue Plan

In collaboration with Metro Council community partners, and Louisville residents, Mayor Greg Fischer’s Administration is working to prioritize spending of the $388 million that the city is receiving through the federal American Rescue Plan.

Louisville Metro Government’s plans for the American Rescue Plan funds will lean on the work of its Build Back Better, Together (B3T) initiative, created in 2020 as the city’s framework for creating an equitable recovery from the pandemic; as well as the Mayor’s plan for Advancing Racial Equity; A Path Forward, presented by community leaders; and ideas from Metro Council.

“We have the opportunity to take ideas we once reserved for some day and turn them into reality now.” — MAYOR GREG FISCHER, June 10, 2021


What’s already planned?

On June 10, the Mayor outlined his proposal for spending $38.9 million of the $388 million the city is receiving from the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) – with the initial spending focused on the immediate and urgent challenges of:

  • COVID-19 related health needs
  • The housing, food, and utility instability experienced by vulnerable residents
  • Economic recovery, with a focus on the city’s downtown economic core

Learn more.


What can — and can’t — the American Rescue Plan funding be used for?

On May 10, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, to provide $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments.

Treasury Department’s fact sheet

Reference guide


I have ideas. How can I share them?

Mayor Fischer said he will collaborate closely with Council and seek ideas from the public. 

Using the form below, residents are urged to provide their ideas for how the remaining ARP funds should be used. “These are your taxpayer dollars, and in less than five minutes you can share how you think they should be spent,” the Mayor said.

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