Pittsburgh City Controller
American Rescue Plan Trust Fund Monitoring Page
The Controller's Office provides independent and objective oversight of all City finances as well as the performance of all City departments and agencies that receive City funds to assure people get the services their tax dollars go towards.
Just as Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh provides a guided view into the City's complex financial information, the City Controller's Office is committed to provide this transparent and centralized source for information and reports related to the use and spending of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds by the City of Pittsburgh.
The American Rescue Plan Act
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law by
President Biden on March 11, 2021.
In anticipation of receiving ARPA funds, Pittsburgh City Council adopted Resolution #2021-1652. It was signed by Mayor Peduto on July 12, 2021.
The City of Pittsburgh was awarded $335 million in pandemic response and recovery funding. The City received half of the funds, $167.5 million, on June 3, 2021 and the second half is anticipated in May 2022. All American Rescue Plan money will be deposited into the dedicated ARP Trust Fund.
ARP Trust Fund | Transaction History
ARP Trust Fund | Transfer of Funds Documentation:
- City Council Resolution #2023-1180 (Amend and Reallocate 2022 Capital Budget)
ARP Trust Fund | Allocations per Resolution #2021-1652:
- July 21, 2021 - Resolution #2021-1656, City Council authorizes an agreement (Professional Services Contract) with Maher Duessel for the administration of the City's ARPA funding, at a cost not to exceed $200,000.
ARP Trust Fund | Amend & Reappropriate Allocations per Resolution #2022-0951:
- ARP Allocation Budget 2021-2024 as approved by City Council (December 19, 2022)
ARP Trust Fund | Amend & Reappropriate Allocations per Resolution #2023-1704:
- ARP Allocation Budget 2021-2024 as approved by City Council (August 1, 2023)
- August 3, 2023 - Resolution #2023-1753, City Council authorizes an agreement (Professional Services Contract) with Medical Debt Resolution, Inc., d/b/a RIP Medical Debt for services relating to the purchasing and retiring of medical debt for certain City of Pittsburgh residents, for a sum not to exceed $1,000,000.00.
- ARP Trust Fund | Executed Contracts & Co-Op Agreements:
- City Contract #54269 - November 11, 2022 - Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Co-Op Agreement for Jasmine Nyree Center (link to full contract)
$1,000,000 Payment to URA on November 21, 2022 (link to invoice documents)
City Contract #54287 - November 29, 2022 - Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Co-Op Agreement for OWNPGH Affordable Homeownership Program (link to full contract)
- $125,000 Payment to POISE Foundation on October 16, 2023 (link to invoice documents)
City Contract #54649 - November 7, 2023 - Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Recipient Agreement for For-Sale Development for Community Land Trusts (link to full contract)
City Contract #54650 - November 9, 2023 - Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Recipient Agreement for N. Homewood Ave Scattered Sites Stabilization (link to full contract)
OpenBook Pittsburgh is a searchable database of City government contracts, administered by Pittsburgh’s Office of the City Controller.
City of Pittsburgh’s Home Rule Charter grants the City Controller
authority to "audit the accounts of council, units of government and all
agencies and trusts," per Article Four, Section 404b, in accordance with the
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards and state and federal law.
ARP Trust Fund | Fiscal Audit Reports
ARP Recovery Plan Performance Reports
OMB is responsible for filing the City of Pittsburgh's Recovery Plan Performance Report with the
U.S. Department of the Treasury.
U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh | Budget Explorer Update
On July 21, 2021, the Mayor signed resolution #2021-1653 that City Council passed to increase the projected 2021 Operating Budget Revenues by $33.7 Million under the category "Miscellaneous".
Click on the image below to check out the City Controller's Budget Explorer.
The detail under "Miscellaneous" reflects the Transfer into the City of Pittsburgh's General Fund as Special Revenue from the ARP Trust Fund.
This page will be updated regularly and become more dynamic over time as
ARPA reporting and accounting procedures are finalized.
The Controller's Office appreciates the continued cooperation from the City's Office of Management & Budget on providing links related to Recovery Plan Performance Reports to the U.S. Treasury Department.