The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) provides ACF an unprecedented $47.5 billion designed to improve the lives of families and children devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. The Act provides funding for critical Administration for Children and Families (ACF) programs to rebuild communities, empower families, support child well-being, and address racial inequities.
The American Rescue Plan at ACF
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides critical and unprecedented support to children, families, and communities in response to the COVID pandemic and resulting economic downturn, which have been exacerbated by historic racial injustices. ARP funding provides a comprehensive approach to transform the way we support children and families to meet communities where they are and address system inequalities.
As one of the largest stimulus packages in U.S. history, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides ACF with resources to fund grants and initiatives that meet the urgent needs of the children, families, and communities we serve disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and build a strong foundation for the next generation.