Tracking the Ways Cities and Other Local Governments Are Spending Local ARP Funds

The Local Government ARPA Investment Tracker, a project of Brookings Metro, the National League of Cities, and the National Association of Counties, is a fantastic tool that tracks, organizes, and shares data on how 329 local governments – cities and counties with populations over 250,000 – are spending and allocating State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, a program of the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Ohio cities that are included in the data are:

  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Toledo

The data is currently updated through December 31, 2021 (the U.S. Department of Treasury is releasing data from cities’ reports more slowly than it is receiving it). We expect that the data for the first quarter of 2022, through March 31, 2022, will be added to the tracker soon and will show that a lot of cities, including Ohio’s, have allocated and spent much more of their funds in 2022.

The Ohio Mayors Alliance is working on compiling data on State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds allocations and spending for all 30 of its member cities in the coming months. Stay tuned for more information!