American Rescue Plan Act

The Village of Germantown has been designated as the recipient of just over $2 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. This is a federal relief package aimed at providing economic support directly to communities from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


January 17th, 2022 – Village Board Community Listening Session

February 2022 – Village Administration drafts proposal ARPA Plan1200px-Official_seal_of_the_American_Recovery_and_Reinvestment_Act_of_2009.svg

March 2022 – Village Board reviews proposed ARPA Plan

April 2022 – Village Board adopts ARPA Plan

Eligible Categories

Germantown can only use the funds for the following purposes:

  • Support public health expenditures, by, for example, funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts, medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and public health and safety staff
  • Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, and impacted industries
  • Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic
  • Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors
  • Invest in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure, making necessary investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure,  and provide broadband to underserved areas.

Provide Feedback:

  • Contact your Village Board Trustee
  • Submit an idea about how Germantown could allocate these funds


Click HERE for more details about the American Rescue Plan

Click HERE for more details surrounding frequently asked questions about the American Rescue Plan

Click HERE for more information surrounding the American Rescue Plan from the League of Municipalities

For questions related to Germantown’s allocation of funds from the American Rescue Plan please contact the Village’s Budget Manager