Seattle Rescue Plan

COVID-19 caused widespread economic, social, and health-related loss, and deepened existing disparities in Seattle. Our most vulnerable communities had higher per capita cases of COVID-19, higher rates of hospitalization, and more deaths than other communities.

The City of Seattle received $300M in federal recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The City accepted these funds in a series of four ARPA spending packages known as the Seattle Rescue Plan.

The City is prioritizing equity and using Seattle Rescue Plan funds in a variety of ways to help with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes purchasing new buildings for low-income housing; providing emergency rental assistance; maintaining and expanding the public transit system; supporting community groups, the arts, and small businesses; piloting innovative new projects; and investing in program measurement and evaluation systems.

For information on the City’s progress and implementation, click below.

View Transparency Portal

Check out an overview of Seattle’s recovery spending: Seattle Rescue Plan One-Page Summary

City of Seattle's Recovery Plan Performance Reports
(Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds)

The Recovery Plan Performance Report (Recovery Plan) provides the public and U.S. Treasury information on the projects that City of Seattle is undertaking with Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery (CLFR) Funds program funding and how the City is planning to ensure program outcomes are achieved in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner. U.S. Treasury requires the Recovery Plan to be published annually. 

  • 2023 Recovery Plan Performance Report (August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023): PDF
  • 2022 Recovery Plan Performance Report (August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022) : PDF
  • 2021 Recovery Plan Performance Report (covering Award Date - July 31, 2021) : PDF

Budget Office

Julie Dingley, Director
Address: 600 4th Ave, Floor 6, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 94747, Seattle, WA, 98124-4747
Phone: (206) 615-1962
Fax: (206) 233-0022

City Budget Office oversees all aspect of the city's budget. The web site includes current and archived budgets, capital improvement programs, economic updates and other related information.