The latest round of federal COVID assistance was passed by the U.S. Senate as the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act on Saturday, March 6. The U.S. House approved the plan in final action on Wednesday.
This program summary provides a preliminary overview of ARP provisions that may affect the state budget. Provisions are organized according to broad topics. We have listed the affected state agency at the beginning of eachprogram.
With a few exceptions, we do not yet have formal estimates of Arizona’s share of the federal funding. To approximate that amount, we have calculated Arizona’s share as 2% of the total nationwide amount. Our Arizona share projection is listed in parentheses and is bolded. We have noted instances where the Governor’s FY 2022 budget proposal is comparable to the new federal funding.