ARPA Information:

About The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included $350 billion in pandemic-related aid for state and local governments. Vermont is receiving more than $1.25 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding from ARPA. While the legislature and the governor will determine how more than $1 billion of that funding will be spent, Congress directed nearly $200 million of that funding directly to Vermont’s cities, towns, and villages.

Peacham is directly receiving $214,000.

Key objectives of ARPA funding:

  • Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with its public health and economic impacts
  • Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenue resulting from the crisis
  • Build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity

How to Submit a Proposal:

Please submit initial/revised proposal(s) by April 18. Please email your proposal(s) to or drop them off at the Town Clerk’s Office. 

Vermont League of Cities & Towns (VLCT) — Guidance on Requesting Local ARPA Funds:


  • Clearly and concisely articulate your proposal. 
  • Please keep your narrative under 250 words.
  • Explain who will benefit from the request.

How much?

  • What is the total dollar amount of your ask?
  • Provide a cost justification or project budget.
  • Will you seek funds from other towns, nonprofits, matching grants, etc.?

What else?

  • The “legislative body” will make decisions on ARPA usage – for Peacham that’s the Selectboard.
  • Residents can be powerful lobbyists.
  • Be patient and gracious – this is new to most town officials.
  • Your request will be a public record.

Related Links:

Peacham ARPA proposals & recommendations received


U.S. Treasury Final Rule overview

ARPA Committee Recommendations for Peacham Selectboard:

ARPA Committee Archives: