Seattle Rescue Plan

On May 27, 2021, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, together with Council President M. Lorena González and Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, announced the "Seattle Rescue Plan", a $128.4 million package in federal recovery funds to aid Seattle's recovery from the pandemic and COVID-related economic impacts.

On June 1, 2021, the City Council will introduce legislation to authorize spending $116 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery funds in direct aid provided from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), as well as $12.2 million of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds. In addition, the City expects to receive more targeted funding from the American Rescue Plan Act this Summer as well as an additional $116 million in flexible funds in May 2022. 

Budget Chair Mosqueda, Council President González and Mayor Durkan crafted this legislation to respond to the most pressing needs facing Seattle. The proposed investments are informed by and are a reflection of shared priorities of the Mayor and the Council, as represented in Council Resolution 31999, which was adopted in March of this year to guide the City's investment of ARPA funds.

In April, the City passed a nearly $18 million COVID Relief package that focused on health, food and families, following deliberations in Councilmember Mosqueda's Finance and Housing Committee.  These funds, combined with the $128.4M in American Rescue Plan Act Funding, are integral to Seattle's recovery from the social, public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

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. 

First Annual Report Plan (covering Award Date - July 31, 2021) : PDF