The Burien City Council is creating a plan to invest $10.8 million in federal funds to help Burien bounce back faster from pandemic-related impacts.
There are several ways you can get involved with this project:
- Provide feedback on the proposed investment plan.
- Mark your calendars for an upcoming City Council meeting.
- Subscribe to email updates using the form on this page.
- Send your thoughts to the Burien City Council via email.
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Eric Christensen, Finance Director
American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan Act is President Biden’s plan to provide direct relief to Americans, contain COVID-19, and rescue the economy.
- Learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
- Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
- American Rescue Plan Provides More Relief to Local Governments (MRSC)
Burien’s COVID Response
For the past two years, the City of Burien has leveraged federal stimulus funding through the CARES Act and partnered with local nonprofits, community leaders, and government agencies to deliver direct relief to our community, helping Burien move forward together through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Read more about ways the City has helped our community make it through.
- Find resources for community and businesses to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Read stories of how our community and the City have helped each other during the pandemic.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)?
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.
How can cities like Burien use ARPA funds?
Cities can use ARPA funds to: support public health expenditures, address the negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, replace lost public sector revenue, provide premium pay for essential workers, and invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
What is the deadline to spend ARPA funds?
Cities have until December 31, 2024, to obligate funds and until December 31, 2026, to spend funds.
The City talks to internal stakeholders and determines revenue loss caused by the pandemic.
The community shares funding priorities by completing surveys, attending meetings, and joining focus groups.
The City prepares investment plan based on direction from Burien City Council.
The Burien City Council adopts investment plan.
The City shares progress as funds are spent and projects are completed.
Last Updated: January 25, 2023