American Rescue Plan Act


The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed by Congress in March 2021. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill. Within the ARP, the Coronavirus States and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) provides $350 billion for states, municipalities, counties, tribes, and territories, including $130 billion for local governments split evenly between municipalities and counties. Through the passage of ARPA, the Town of Malabar will be allocated $1,595,220.00 million in two equal allotment amounts of $797,610 (October  2021 and October 2022).  The Town of Malabar is considered a Non-Entitlement Unit (NEU); a unit of local government with a population of 50,000 or less residents by The Treasury.

The Department of Treasury Issued two guidance documents for Coronavirus States and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for local municipalities for eligible uses of funds and certain restrictions . 

Interim Rule Issued May 2021

Final Rule Issued January 2022 Supersedes Interim Rule

At the February 7, 2022 Town Council Meeting, the Town Council unanimously voted to utilize the Standard Allowance methodology replacing local public sector revenue for the Town’s SLFRF Allocation under the Final Rule. Funds under the replacement of lost public sector revenue are eligible for use for Government Services which generally includes any service traditionally provided by a government, including construction of roads and other infrastructure, provision of public safety and other services, and health and educational services. Funds spent under government services are subject to streamlined reporting and compliance requirements.

The Town Council held a public workshop on January 24, 2022 to discuss the details American Rescue Plan Act Workshop: Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) presented by Special Projects Manager (SPM),Lisa Morrell. During the workshop potential allocations and expenditures were discussed and approved for refinement and future Town Council Meetings.

A survey is currently in development for residents to provide feedback on the Standard Allowance Projects as well as Capital Projects used for Road Paving, Stormwater, Water Services, or Public Facility Improvements.

Please follow this page for future project updates and approvals.

RTCM of March 7, 2022 – SLFRF Items on the Agenda include Electronic Storage and Retention of Public Records and an Electronic Sign at the Malabar Community Park for Town Information.

RTCM of March 21, 2022 - SLFRF Item on the agenda, Purchase of replacement of public safety radios utilizing other agency
contract, Brevard County Contract, B-7-21-81, 800mHz Radio System Maintenance, awarded to Communications International, Inc. (CII)

RTCM of April 18, 2022 - SLFRF item on the agenda, Sole Source purchase of LIFEPACK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator utilizing State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) 

RTCM of May 2, 2022 - SLFRF update included in the agenda as Special Projects Manager Report, or Item 8b.

RTCM of June 6, 2022 - SLFRF update included in the agenda as Special Projects Manager Report, or Item 8b.

Town Council Workshop of June 13, 2022 - ARPA/SLFRF Projects Updates and Direction. 

RTCM of June 20, 2022 - Obligating and Allocating SLFRF Funding to specific Projects and Capital Projects per Workshop of 06/13/2022

January 2023 Update - ARPA/SLFRF Project Completion Status Matrix is agenda item 8.c

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Lisa Morrell (321) 727-7764