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

The 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

Link to the 2021 City Controller's Fiscal Audit
Given the accelerated timeline and need for precise federal compliance, we will supplement OMB's mandatory federal reporting with our own annual audit of the ARP Trust Fund.

ARP Recovery Plan Performance Reports

Link to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) 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.

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.