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American Rescue Plan
Estimated Aid Allocations by City
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ARCHIVED: Please use our updated estimates based on the latest guidance and data from the US Treasury. The estimates below are out of date and no longer reflect the most accurate aid information.
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Select State:CA
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Select City or Municipality: Fresno
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Selected City's...Payment 1
(by May 10, 2021)
Payment 2
(after May 10, 2022)
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Treasury Allocation$170,808,029$85,404,015$85,404,015
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Civilytics' Estimate (if Treasury Unavailable)
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Estimated Aid Per Resident$317The formula to allocate ARP aid and how the aid will be disbursed differs depending on whether cities/municipalities are designated as "metropolitan cities" or "nonentitlement units." The definitions are more complicated but the general idea is that larger cities (e.g., those with >50,000 residents) and some smaller but poorer ones are designated as "metropolitan cities."
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Population525,010
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Small ("Non-entitlement") or Big ("Metropolitan") City?bigMetropolitan cities will receive funds directly from Treasury. Non-entitlement units, like townships and villages, will receive funds via their state, rather than directly from Treasury. (See above for update)

"Metropolitan cities" is a designation used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant. For metropolitan cities, aid is allocated based on the formula used to allocate the CDBG. Treasury has published the specific allocations for each metropolitan city, which are noted in the spreadsheet ("Treasury Allocation") and available here: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds

For smaller municipalities ("non-entitlement units"), aid is allocated based on the municipality's share of the state's total population. Aid is disbursed to the state, which then will pass through the funds to these communities. Treasury published each state's total allocation for smaller municipalities but not the amount for each town or village. For these communities see the cell for "Civilytics' Estimate (if Treasury Unavailable)" and read more details about the estimates and methodology at www.civilytics.com.

The estimated population and aid per resident are Civilytics' calculations using the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) five-year population estimates.
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To get a sense of scale, we can look at the median amount local governments receive from the federal government in a typical year. Looking across 150 of the largest U.S. cities, the federal government disburses about $250 per resident in aid to all local governments serving that resident (e.g., city, county), not including federal pass-through education aid. ARPA aid more than doubles that amount.
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Data from Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Fiscally Standardized Cities Database, at http://www.lincolninst.edu/research-data/data-toolkits/fiscally-standardized-cities/search-database
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