Guide to American Rescue Plan Funding That Impacts People Experiencing Homelessness

August 17, 2021

An Overview of the Billions Available and How to Use 30+ Funds and Programs

This new resource is intended to help people navigate the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the many ways it can prevent and end homelessness.

It provides an overview of how much money is available, for how long–and how it can be used for more than 30 funds and programs, including the:

  • Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program
  • Advance Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund
  • Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Program
  • Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
  • Indian Housing Block Grant Program
  • Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program

It was created by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homeless (USICH) in collaboration with our federal partners, including the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban Development.

USICH urges all stakeholders working to end homelessness–including state and local governments, schools, public housing authorities, Continuums of Care, health providers, and nonprofits–to use this as a blueprint to maximize the impact of the American Rescue Plan; to innovate and improve existing systems; to target these resources to the most vulnerable people , including those living with disabilities and those living unsheltered; and to pave a path forward that’s guided by the goals of Housing First and racial equity. 

Click to view the guide.