City of Saint Paul
State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Recovery Plan Performance Reports

All States, territories, counties, and metropolitan cities with a population exceeding 250,000 residents that are recipients of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) awards are required to produce Recovery Plan Performance Reports.  

The Recovery Plan provides information to the public and U.S. Treasury Department on projects that SLFRF recipients are undertaking with program funding and plans to ensure program outcomes are achieved in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner.

As required by the U.S. Treasury Department, this webpage will include City of Saint Paul Recovery Plan Performance Reports. More information about the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund program and associated reporting requirements are located at


2022 Executive Summary 

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) provides $350 billion in much needed emergency funds for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments. As part of this Act, the City of Saint Paul received $166.6 million through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to support our immediate response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative economic impacts, while laying the groundwork for the City’s ongoing efforts to rebuild. The City is investing these one-time funds in key priority areas to address community needs in:

  • Neighborhood Safety: $37.6 million
  • Housing: $38.5 million
  • Works Progress: $43.9 million
  • Modernization of City Services: $15.6 million
  • Financial Stabilization: $21.6 million

The City recognizes the importance of responsibly managing these Federal funds and plans to use 5.6%, or $9.3 million of the ARP funds it received, to administer the grant.

During the reporting period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, the City budgeted $72.4 million of the ARP funds, spent $5.7 million, and had total obligations of $8.3 million. Prior to this reporting period the City budgeted $575,000 and had not yet spent or obligated any of the funding, bringing the total ARP funds budgeted through June 30, 2022 to $72.9 million. The City budgeted ARP funds for several significant investments during this period, including:

  • 30% AMI Deeply Affordable Housing: $20 million
  • Lead Service Line Replacement: $4 million
  • Tourism Recovery Support Program: $4.5 million

The Project Inventory section provides details for each ARP investment budgeted through June 30, 2022, including project goals and performance indicators. The City plans to budget the remaining $93.7 million in ARP funding in 2022, with significant investments in Neighborhood Safety and Works Progress initiatives budgeted in July 2022.

The City’s ARP investments align with Federal priorities regarding community engagement and equitable outcomes. Throughout this report, the City identifies key examples of deep engagement with community to identify priorities for ARP funding, and ways that its ARP investments address long-standing inequities exacerbated by the pandemic. Investments in relevant expenditure categories use evidence-based practices that ensure positive outcomes and community impact. The City’s investments in deeply affordable housing for residents at 30% of Area Median Income and investments in youth employment programs highlight our commitment to community engagement, promoting equitable outcomes, and utilizing evidence-based practices.

This report provides an overview of the City’s ARP projects budgeted through June 30, 2022, and references continued plans for investing all the City’s ARP funds. As community needs change, the City may adjust these amounts in alignment with Federal requirements.

ARP Project Details

Click on the City Priority Category below to expand the section and read project descriptions.

ARP Projects Press Coverage

Expand the sections below to read press articles covering several of the City's ARP funded projects.

Last Edited: February 1, 2023