Government Operations

This category includes administrative costs, critical infrastructure improvements and workforce solutions needed for the City to implement recovery-related programs and support community members and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Recovery Project



Parking Structure Critical Preventative Repairs

Funding for repairs to prolong the lifespan and structural integrity of parking structures.

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $20,264

     Allocated: $1,348,617* 


*Bids for this project came in significantly higher than anticipated. To cover the increased costs, funding for Parking Structure Security Upgrades was pivoted to this project, along with underspend from the MHRT program

Cyber Risk Management

This project will allow the City to perform planning to address cybersecurity needs.

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $41,279

     Allocated: $75,000*

*Budget decreased as some funds were moved to COVID Hybrid Meeting Spaces and Community Wifi

Multifactor authentication (MFA) rolled out throughout the City organization, a key security upgrade.

COVID-Related Hybrid Meeting Spaces and Community Wi-Fi

The project will focus on updating spaces within the City to support hybrid meetings and improve Wi-Fi access at Cultural Services and Recreation Facilities.

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $826,645

     Allocated: $1,500,000*

*Budget increased as some funds were moved from Cyber Risk Management 

Wi-Fi upgrades to 7 public spaces are in progress

Municipal Court Services – Technology

The project funds upgrades to Municipal Court’s technology and systems to improve their accessibility and efficiency, making it easier for customers and staff to complete tasks. 

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $0

     Allocated: $225,000

HR Staff Support

Additional staff to backlog of hiring and workforce management action items within the City to ensure programs have the staff necessary to accomplish outcomes.

This program has also been funded by ARPA dollars in the 2023-2024 budget.

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $189,232

     Allocated: $839,089

  • Additional staff capacity has reduced time it takes to fill open positions
  • January – March 2023, 59+ positions filled
  • Open positions posted on 20+ websites and job centers to attract diverse talent

Current Job Openings

Crisis Communications Plan

Funds to support the development of a comprehensive crisis communications plan for the City that can be applied for a variety of different emergency events.

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $9,240

     Allocated: $130,000

Information coming soon

Recovery Administration

Staffing, outreach and administrative costs for the oversight and implementation of the Resilient Recovery Plan, including the deployment and monitoring of ARPA funds.

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $431,753

     Allocated: $823,000


Senior Buyer

Additional Purchasing staff to support recovery-related contracts, service agreements and bids. This role is critical to ensuring additional work occurring to support recovery can move forward in a timely manner and adhere to City and federal spending rules. 

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $0

     Allocated: $172,424


Local Match for State Funds

These funds are allocated for use on transformational regional projects related to childcare and homelessness. Additional details about specific projects supported by these funds will be added as projects progress. 

     In Progress

     Spent to Date: $0

     Allocated: $2,500,000

Coming Soon

Completed Projects

Recovery Communications

Short-term funds to support ongoing pandemic communications in 2021, as well as supporting outreach and public engagement efforts for the development of the Resilient Recovery Plan.


     Spent to Date: $50,000

     Allocated: $50,000


Additional Information

Additional information about these ARPA-funded projects, along with all of the programs funded in the City’s 2023-2024 Budget can be found on the City’s Budget Website.

About Recovery Dashboard

This dashboard is a snapshot of the Fort Collins community’s progress in achieving recovery as laid out in the Resilient Recovery Plan and includes projects funded by the City’s $28.1 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF).

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  • Status: Defines if the project is complete, in progress or no started. Please note many projects in progress may not have spent funds but are in the planning and launching phases.
  • Spent to Date: Amount of funding spent on the project thus far.
  • Allocated: Amount of ARPA SLFRF dollars budgeted for a particular project.
  • Metric: Piece of data that demonstrates the outcome and impact of a project.


  • ARPA: American Rescue Plan Act, federal act passed in March 2021, established $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief funding. The City received $28.1M of ARPA funds in 2021.
  • ARPA Funds: ARPA Funds or American Rescue Plan Act Funds refers to the funds the City of Fort Collins has received from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. In the majority of cases, ARPA Funds is used as shorthand to refer to the $28.1 million SLFRF received by the City
  • SLFRF: State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). $360B was allocated via SLFRF to state and local governments to assist with recovery. The City of Fort Collins received $28.1 million SLFRF funds for pandemic response and recovery.

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