The American Rescue Plan Act and New Hampshire: Recent and Updated Resources

The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, was designed to provide direct support to individuals and families, as well as state and local governments, to address the pandemic’s health and economic impacts. NHFPI has been tracking the impacts of ARPA on the New Hampshire economy and the State’s deployment of the flexible funds provided by ARPA to support an equitable recovery.

Summary of ARPA: Federal American Rescue Plan Act Directs Aid to Lower-Income Children, Unemployed Workers, and Public Services – Blog, March 26, 2021


Recent Research and Analysis

State Officials Face Reappropriation Decisions as Significant Flexible Federal Funds Require Action to Avoid Recoupment – Blog, May 24, 2024

$327.2 Million in Flexible Federal Funds Not Yet Obligated Nine Months Before Deadline – Data Byte, May 18, 2024

The American Rescue Plan Act and New Hampshire’s Flexible Funds in 2024 – Presentation, March 6, 2024


Other Research and Reference Material

$404.8 Million in Flexible Federal Funds Unobligated 15 Months Before Deadline – Data Byte, January 24, 2024

$422.5 Million in Flexible Federal Funds Unobligated a Year and a Half Before Deadline – Data Byte, November 2, 2023

Federal COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Funds in New Hampshire – Presentation, April 13, 2023

American Rescue Plan Act Expenditures in New Hampshire – Presentation, March 31, 2023

More than $70 Million of State’s Flexible Federal Funds Remain Unbudgeted as State Approaches Potential Reallocation – Data Byte, March 1, 2023

New Hampshire State Revenues and the Economy – Presentation, January 17, 2023

Federal Pandemic-Related Funding in New Hampshire Impacts, Opportunities, and Benefits – Presentation, December 6, 2022

Declines in Food Insecurity Among Granite Staters Aided by Federal Pandemic Assistance Programs – Blog, September 30, 2022

New Hampshire Economic Recovery and the Role of Public Investments – Presentation, September 27, 2022

Federal Tax Credits and Economic Stimulus Helped Boost New Hampshire Median Incomes, Offset Child Poverty Increase in 2021 – Blog, September 15, 2022

Ability to Afford Household Expenses Falls After Key Aid Expires – Blog, July 26, 2022

How Public Services are Funded in New Hampshire at the State and Local Levels – Presentation, August 10, 2022

Significant Revenue Surplus Largely Generated by Business Taxes in Federally-Boosted Economy – Blogs, May 10, 2022

Leveraging COVID-19 Relief Funds to Support and Equitable and Inclusive Recovery – Presentation, June 9, 2022

Addressing New Hampshire’s Affordable Housing Shortage With American Rescue Plan Act Funds – Fact Sheet, March 24, 2022

Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit: Impacts and Access in New Hampshire – Webinar, March 16, 2022

Expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in New Hampshire – Issue Brief, March 4, 2022

Favorable State Revenues and Federal Resources Provide Opportunity for Significant Investments – Blog, February 11, 2022

Public Benefit Navigators Can Help Granite Staters Access Federal Assistance and Support the Economy – Issue Brief, February 10, 2022

More Than One Third of the State’s Flexible Federal Funds for COVID-19 Recovery Appropriated – Blog, November 17, 2021

Federal Funds Boost Home Heating Assistance Ahead of Expected Winter Price Increases – Blog, November 16, 2021

Nearly 20 Percent of State’s New Flexible Federal Funds Have Been Appropriated – Blog, September 1, 2021

Greater Investments Key for Students Facing Inequities Across New Hampshire – Issue Brief, August 25, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act – Impacts in New Hampshire – Presentation, August 6, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act and Assistance to Granite State Households – Presentation, July 26, 2021

Federal Guidance Details Uses of Flexible Aid for State and Local Governments – Blog, May 25, 2021

Federal Aid and the Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis – Presentation, May 19, 2021