ARP Funding Matrix

Publication Date: July 13, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) provides critical and unprecedented support to children, families, and communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, which have been exacerbated by historic racial injustices. ARP funding provides the opportunity to transform the way we support children, families, and communities and address system inequalities.

As one of the largest stimulus packages in U.S. history, ARP provides ACF with resources to better serve the children, families, and communities at the center of our mission and build a strong foundation for the next generation.  This table provides an overview of the funding deadlines, including grant release dates for ACF programs.

 

ACF Programs

Funding Level

Funding Type

Application/Request Deadline

Funding Release Date

Statutory Deadline to Release Funds 

Deadlines to Commit and Spend Funds

ACF Guidance 

Additional Info

ACF Mandatory Programs

               

Child Care

               
Stabilization Grants $24 billion Formula Grant N/A 4/15/2021   Obligated 9/30/22, Expend 9/30/23 Child Care Stabilization Grants White House Fact Sheet Visit disclaimer page
Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)  $15 billion Formula Grant N/A 4/15/2021   Obligated 9/30/23, Expend 9/30/24 Discretionary Supplemental Funds State Fact Sheets
Child Care Entitlement $3.55 billion (ARP permanently increased the annual appropriation by $633 million) Formula Grant N/A Tribes and Territories: 6/3; States 7/1   State Mandatory: Commit by the end of the first federal fiscal year, no deadline to spend
Territory Mandatory: Commit by the end of first federal fiscal year, spend by the end of second federal fiscal year
Tribal Mandatory: Commit by the end of second federal fiscal year, spend by the end of third federal fiscal year
State Match: Obligated end of first federal fiscal year, liquidated end of second federal fiscal year
   

Child Welfare

               
Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Program $250 million Formula Grant (mostly) 5/20/2021 (Tribal & Migrant CBCAP discretionary grants); 6/7/2021 (annual CBCAP formula grant application deadline) 5/14/21 (formula grants); 9/30/21 (competitive grants) 9/30/2023 9/30/2025 CBCAP and CAPTA Supplemental Funding  
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)  $100 million Formula Grant 6/30/2021 (annual report on CAPTA deadline, submitted as part of the Annual Progress and Services Report) 4/29/2021 9/30/3023 9/30/3025 CBCAP and CAPTA Supplemental Funding  

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

               
Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund $1 billion Formula Grant 4/25/21 states; 6/9/21 tribes/territories Between 4/16/21 and 6/11/21   Funds must be liquidated by 9/30/22; funds reallocated after that date must be liquidated within 12 months of receipt Pandemic Emergency Assistance Fund  

ACF Discretionary Programs

               

Energy/Utility Assistance

               
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) $4.5 billion Formula Grant  N/A 5/4/2021   9/30/2022 LIHEAP Supplemental Funding  
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) $500 million Formula Grant 8/9/2021 5/21/2021   9/30/2023 LIHWAP Funding Release Model LIHWAP Application Plan

Family Violence Prevention and Services Program 

               
Supplemental funding to existing FVPSA grantees $200 million Formula + Discretionary Grants 7/7/2021 5/21/2021   9/30/2025 FVPSA Supplemental Funding Supplemental Funding Tables
Grants to Support Culturally Specific Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Survivors  $49.5 million  Discretionary Grants TBD - Pending ASFR, OMB, OIG Approval of CFDA Listing & 2 CFR Implementation Plans & NOFO TBD    9/30/2025    
Grants to Support Sexual Assault Survivors $198 million  Discretionary Grants TBD - Pending ASFR, OMB, OIG Approval of CFDA Listing & 2 CFR Implementation Plans & NOFO TBD    9/30/2025    

Head Start

               

Supplemental funding to prepare Head Start facilities for in-person services, support staff, and boost services

$1 billion Formula Grant 5/18/2021 5/21/21 (rolling)   9/30/2022 Head Start Funding Increase Visit disclaimer page Supplemental Funds Webinar Visit disclaimer page

Native Languages

               

Grants to Tribes and Tribal organizations for the preservation and maintenance of Native languages

$20 million Non-competitive Grant 6/25/2021 9/7/2021   N/A Emergency Native Language Funding  

Tribal Home Visiting 

               
Supplemental funding to existing Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting grantees $4.5 million Discretionary Grants 8/19/2021 (for FY 2021 awards) 9/15/2021 ($3.7 million will be released in FY 2021, the remainder in FY 2022) 9/30/2022 9/30/2024 N/A Webinar is planned for 8/5/21
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