On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law. ARPA is a $1.9 trillion package that includes direct relief to states, counties, cities, and towns as well as public utilities, libraries, and transit agencies. ARPA establishes the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, adding several sections to Title VI of the Social Security Act. This program provides $65.1 billion to counties in the U.S., allocated based on population. Sarpy County will receive a total of $36.31m, one-half of which was received in May, 2021.