American Rescue Plan Act Funding (ARPA)

City of Missoula direct ARPA allocation: $14,192,996 

The City of Missoula received a direct allocation of over $14 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to help fight the pandemic, maintain vital services, and invest in long-term growth.

Treasury’s guidelines, and City priorities within those guidelines, have shaped our use of ARPA funding. The City of Missoula allocated the majority of our ARPA funding in our Fiscal Year 2022 and Fiscal Year 2023 budget process. The City will need to budget any remaining ARPA funds by Treasury’s December 31, 2024 allocation deadline. Find more information about the City's past budgets here, and tune into City Council meetings, and sign up for alerts.

ARPA in the City Budget

  1. Housing
  2. Public Safety
  3. Equity in our Community
  4. City operations/ pandemic transition
  5. Health Department

$4.3 million

ARPA budget pie chart

Infrastructure and Public Works $17,048,234

Public Works ARPA funded projects 2023

The City of Missoula received a separate “minimum allocation” specifically for water and sewer infrastructure projects. This federal funding flows through the State and is administered by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (MT DNRC). Our Public Works team has been tasked with submitting applications to MT DNRC for review and approval in order to access our minimum allocation funding. Public Works has also been successful in securing over $6 million in additional ARPA funding from MT DNRC competitive Infrastructure grants.

Storm water construction at Caras Park

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs  $1,323,209

In 2021, we received an additional one-time $1.3 million direct allocation of HOME ARP funds. Community priorities for these funds were identified through community outreach and engagement efforts, and documented in our HOME ARP allocation plan

Applications for HOME ARP funding will be accepted through the Annual Unified Application cycle for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024). Any organization, developer, subrecipient, or Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is eligible to apply. HUD funding can be complex! A pre-application is required, so we can help applicants identify and work through any project components that need special attention. Find the 2 p.m. January 10th webinar meeting link here.

City priorities for HOME ARP grant funding