American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Committee

The Carlisle ARPA Committee is tasked with identifying potential Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF) expenditures, evaluating and prioritizing eligible FRF expenditures and recommending specific FRF expenditures to the Select Board for approval. The ARPA Committee will use the following approach*.

I. Identify Eligible ARPA FRF Expenditures (First submission deadline: January 7, 2022)

  • Town Departments, Boards, Committees, residents, etc., may submit an ARPA FRF request by completing the “Carlisle ARPA Funding Request Form”. A separate form is required for each individual ARPA funding request.
  • Funding requests for the first eligibility period beginning March 3, 2021 must be received no later than January 7, 2022.
  • Subsequent submission deadlines will be announced at a later date.

II. Evaluate and Prioritize Projects (January 2022 – December 2024)

  • The ARPA Committee will review ARPA funding requests to confirm eligibility based on U.S. Department of the Treasury compliance and reporting guidance.
  • Eligible funding requests will be prioritized based on (but not limited to), Select Board guidelines, the needs of the Town, amount of available FRF funds and amount of the funding request.

III. ARPA FRF Recommendations (February 2022 – December 2024)

  • The ARPA committee will recommend specific uses of ARPA funds to the Select Board beginning in February 2022 and continuing until all ARPA funds have been expended or the end of the eligibility period (December 2024).
  • The Select Board will have final approval over the distribution of ARPA funds

* The Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury) has issued interim final rules to implement the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act. These rules are not final and subject to change. The Carlisle ARPA Committee may update the above process and/or submission requirements based on changes to these interim rules, changes to compliance or additional guidance from the Department of the Treasury.


Carlisle ARPA Process Overview 

Carlisle ARPA Funding Request Form - 1st Submission Period

For questions please contact the ARPA Committee Chair @ or Town Administrator.

Carlisle ARPA Committee Affiliation 
Scott Triola, Chair Finance Commitee
John Kaufman Citizen 
Kate Reid Select Board