COVID-19 caused widespread economic, social, and health-related loss, and deepened existing disparities in Seattle. Our most vulnerable communities – those with higher social and economic risk – had higher per capita cases of COVID-19, higher rates of hospitalization, and more deaths than communities with lower social and economic risk.

The City of Seattle has received nearly $300M in federal recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The City accepted these funds in a series of four ARPA spending packages known collectively as the Seattle Rescue Plan (SRP).

The City is prioritizing equity and using SRP funds in a variety of ways to help with the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Uses range from making permanent capital investments in low-income housing and providing emergency rental assistance, to maintaining and expanding the public transit system, to supporting community groups, the arts, and small businesses, to piloting innovative new projects and investing in program measurement and evaluation systems.

For information on the City’s progress and implementation, click below.

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City of Seattle's Recovery Plan Performance Reports
(Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds)

The Recovery Plan Performance Report (Recovery Plan) provides the public and U.S. Treasury information on the projects that City of Seattle is undertaking with Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) Funds program funding and how the City is planning to ensure program outcomes are achieved in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner. U.S. Treasury requires the Recovery Plan to be published annually. 

2022 Recovery Plan Performance Report (August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022) : PDF

2021 Recovery Plan Performance Report (covering Award Date - July 31, 2021) : PDF