The Alabama Legislature authorized the expenditure of almost $1.1 billion in ARPA-II funds to help address the negative public impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we await the application stage and further direction¬†from the Department of Finance and other implementing entities, it is important to get the details on how much funding was allotted to various important programs, and what uses of funding are allowable under the American Rescue Plan Act and the Alabama Legislature’s authorization.