ARPA Eligibility

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Appendix 1: Expenditure Categories

The Expenditure Categories (EC) listed below must be used to categorize each project as noted in Part 2 above. The term “Expenditure Category” refers to the detailed level (e.g., 1.1 COVID-10 Vaccination). When referred to at the summary level (e.g., EC 1) it includes all Expenditure Categories within that summary level.

1: Public Health
1.1     COVID-19 Vaccination ^
1.2     COVID-19 Testing ^
1.3     COVID-19 Contact Tracing
1.4     Prevention in Congregate Settings (Nursing Homes, Prisons/Jails, Dense Work Sites, Schools, etc.)*
1.5     Personal Protective Equipment
1.6     Medical Expenses (including Alternative Care Facilities)
1.7     Capital Investments or Physical Plant Changes to Public Facilities that respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency
1.8     Other COVID-19 Public Health Expenses (including Communications, Enforcement, Isolation/Quarantine)
1.9     Payroll Costs for Public Health, Safety, and Other Public Sector Staff Responding to COVID-19
1.10   Mental Health Services*
1.11   Substance Use Services*
1.12   Other Public Health Services
2: Negative Economic Impacts
2.1     Household Assistance: Food Programs* ^
2.2     Household Assistance: Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Aid* ^
2.3     Household Assistance: Cash Transfers* ^
2.4     Household Assistance: Internet Access Programs* ^
2.5     Household Assistance: Eviction Prevention* ^
2.6     Unemployment Benefits or Cash Assistance to Unemployed Workers*
2.7     Job Training Assistance (e.g., Sectoral job-training, Subsidized Employment, Employment Supports or Incentives)* ^
2.8     Contributions to UI Trust Funds
2.9     Small Business Economic Assistance (General)* ^
2.10   Aid to Nonprofit Organizations*
2.11   Aid to Tourism, Travel, or Hospitality
2.12   Aid to Other Impacted Industries
2.13   Other Economic Support* ^
2.14   Rehiring Public Sector Staff
3: Services to Disproportionately Impacted Communities
3.1     Education Assistance: Early Learning* ^
3.2     Education Assistance: Aid to High-Poverty Districts ^
3.3     Education Assistance: Academic Services* ^
3.4     Education Assistance: Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Services* ^
3.5     Education Assistance: Other* ^
3.6     Healthy Childhood Environments: Child Care* ^
3.7     Healthy Childhood Environments: Home Visiting* ^
3.8     Healthy Childhood Environments: Services to Foster Youth or Families Involved in Child Welfare System* ^
3.9     Healthy Childhood Environments: Other* ^
3.10   Housing Support: Affordable Housing*  ^
3.11   Housing Support: Services for Unhoused Persons* ^
3.12   Housing Support: Other Housing Assistance* ^
3.13   Social Determinants of Health: Other* ^
3.14   Social Determinants of Health: Community Health Workers or Benefits Navigators* ^
3.15   Social Determinants of Health: Lead Remediation ^
3.16   Social Determinants of Health: Community Violence Interventions*  ^
4: Premium Pay
4.1     Public Sector Employees
4.2     Private Sector: Grants to Other Employers
5: Infrastructure 27
5.1     Clean Water: Centralized Wastewater Treatment
5.2     Clean Water: Centralized Wastewater Collection and Conveyance
5.3     Clean Water: Decentralized Wastewater
5.4     Clean Water: Combined Sewer Overflows
5.5     Clean Water: Other Sewer Infrastructure
5.6     Clean Water: Stormwater
5.7     Clean Water: Energy Conservation
5.8     Clean Water: Water Conservation
5.9     Clean Water: Nonpoint Source
5.10   Drinking water: Treatment
5.11   Drinking water: Transmission & Distribution
5.12   Drinking water: Transmission & Distribution: Lead Remediation
5.13   Drinking water: Source
5.14   Drinking water: Storage
5.15   Drinking water: Other water infrastructure
5.16   Broadband: “Last Mile” projects
5.17   Broadband: Other projects
6: Revenue Replacement
6.1     Provision of Government Services
7: Administrative
7.1     Administrative Expenses
7.2     Evaluation and Data Analysis
7.3     Transfers to Other Units of Government
7.4     Transfers to Non-entitlement Units (States and territories only)

*Denotes areas where recipients must identify the amount of the total funds that are allocated to evidence-based interventions (see Use of Evidence section above for details)

^Denotes areas where recipients must report on whether projects are primarily serving disadvantaged communities (see Project Demographic Distribution section above for details)

27 Definitions for water and sewer Expenditure Categories can be found in the EPA’s handbooks. For “clean water” expenditure category definitions, please see: For “drinking water” expenditure category definitions, please see: