American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) established the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund has provided $350 billion in assistance to eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to support COVID-19 economic recovery efforts.


Based on the City of Stockton census data, $78,052,072 has been allocated to the City of Stockton. The first half, $39,026,036, was received in June 2021, and the second half was received in June 2022. All funds must be obligated by December 31, 2024, and must be expended by December 31, 2026.


Mobile Community Response

Crisis Response Team

An example of a program funded through ARPA is the Mobile Community Response, Crisis Response Team. In partnership with the City of Stockton, Community Medical Centers offers an alternative to 9-1-1 for Stockton community members in need of behavioral health services.

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing mental distress, please call 1-833-311-2273, 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
  • This helpline is for non-violent individuals with mild to moderate symptoms.


ARPA Objectives

Funding objectives include relief to:

  • Support urgent response efforts that continue to decrease the spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control;
  • Replace lost revenue and strengthen vital public services and help retain jobs;
  • Support immediate household and business economic stabilization; and
  • Address systemic public health and economic challenges that have contributed to the inequal impact of the pandemic.

This can include support for households, small businesses, impacted industries, essential workers, and communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 public health crisis. These funds can also be used to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and infrastructure.


American Rescue Plan Workshops

The Stockton City Council held a workshop on February 16, 2022, to review plans for the use of over $78 million in funding available to the City of Stockton.  A second workshop was held on February 22, 2023. The presentations, detailed plans for each project, and a link to the 2022 workshop audio recording:


2022 Workshop


2023 Workshop


Proposed Funding Uses

On June 22, 2021, the Stockton City Council approved by Motion Recommendations for Use of the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, Agenda Item 15.1:


On September 14, 2021, the Stockton City Council approved additional detail by Motion Recommendations for Use of the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, Agenda Item 15.1:


On December 14, 2021, the Stockton City Council reprogrammed funding to support Project Homekey II applications,  Adopted a Resolution to Authorize and Allocate Required Funding Match for the Housing Authority of San Joaquin County's Homekey Project Application, Agenda Item 15.4:


On May 24, 2022, the Stockton City Council approved $2.5 million in contingency funds to support Uplift Downtown, Miracle Mile Improvements Project, and mandated COVID sick leave expenses for City of Stockton employees. City Council, Approved by Motion a Recommended Use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Contingency Funds, Agenda Item 15.2:


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/7/2023