American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding

ARPA Reporting Dashboard

The City of Wichita has been awarded $72.4 Million in ARPA funding. This funding has been incorporated into the 2024-2025 Proposed Budget. The spending plan is based on best practices and guidance from professional organizations and feedback and directions from the City Council.

Prior to recommending ARPA allocations to support the operating budget, staff reviewed guiding principles and best practice recommendations developed by a variety of professional organizations, including the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Some guiding principles include:

  • Focusing on non-recurring costs, since ARPA funding is non-sustainable after 2024; and,
  • Coordinating with regional partners, to complement rather than duplicate programs.

In 2021, the City of Wichita allocated $20 million of the $72.4 million federal award to community partners to address workforce and small business challenges created by the pandemic. The balance of the ARPA award is being directed to capital projects, such as the new Patrol East facility, and initiatives to improve service delivery, such as the Fire optimization study and the affordable housing plan. ARPA funds must be obligated in 2024. Due to strong revenue growth, no ARPA funding is needed to balance the General Fund budget in 2024, which is a departure from previous forecasts. The framework for developing and updating the ARPA Recovery Plan includes the same focus on financial sustainability, outcomes, equity, and resident priorities as the operating budget. The City of Wichita ARPA Recovery Plan received a score of 9 of 10 by Results for America based on its use of evidence, evaluation, data, community engagement, and equitable outcomes. The City's quarterly ARPA Recovery Plans are available in the Reporting section on this page.

ARPA Funded Projects (In Millions)

Project202220232024Total
Initiatives$1.3$1.6$1.6$4.5
Infrastructure Projects$0.0$23.5$23.5$47.0
Negative Economic Impact Initiatives$1.5$18.5$0.0$20.0
General Fund Support$0.1 $0.5 $0.3$0.9
Total$2.9$12.7$25.4$72.4

COVID-19 Mitigation & Prevention

  • Community Vaccination Site
  • City of Wichita Violence Interrupters

Subgrant: GraceMed Health Clinic Testing

  • Community Violence Interventions

Documents

City of Wichita Recovery Plan Cover State & local fiscal recovery funds December 31, 2023 report