What is the American Rescue Plan

In March of 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 authorized the $350 billion State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), which provided direct, flexible aid to every county in America to support their response and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

To review information on how Onondaga County is authorized to use the American Rescue Funds please click on this link: Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds




How Onondaga County Is Using Its Funds
Onondaga County received $89 million in American Rescue Funds which we are using to make historic investments in our infrastructure, our economy and most importantly, our people. Over the last two years, our team has worked in collaboration with county residents and community partners to stabilize our lives in a safe, healthy, and responsible manner.


Critical to that effort has been the American Rescue Plan funds. Onondaga County has used these funds to build off the foundation we established prior to the pandemic to ensure that every member of community, no matter their race, gender, ethnicity, or neighborhood they call home, has had an equal and fair chance to recover and grow. These funds have been invested in our infrastructure, our economy and our future, but more importantly, these funds are being invested in our people. We know that our greatest asset, our greatest tool for experiencing a full, thriving, and inclusive economy recovery is by investing in the residents who call Onondaga County home.


The Central New York Community has risen to the occasion time and time again through the last two years  as we have banded together in a way that only Central New Yorkers know how. We will continue to prove every day that we can live our lives, go to work, shop and even travel in a way that is safe, healthy and beneficial to our economy. These funds, and the subsequent plan enacted will ensure that our community enjoys growth and success for years to come.


Our team has put together a comprehensive plan that has incorporated our core platforms to address Poverty, Infrastructure and Economic Development.