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CY 2021 ARPA Revenue Loss

Fiscal Policy & Taxes
State Revenue & Budget

Among the allowable uses of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, states have the most flexibility in spending the portion of funding used to offset the state revenue loss attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic. This memorandum provides information on the revenue loss reported for calendar year (CY) 2020 and the preliminary loss calculated for CY 2021, estimated at $1.14 billion and $2.55 billion, respectively. The preliminary cumulative two-year revenue loss is $3.69 billion, compared with the $3.83 billion total ARPA allocation for the state of Colorado. Additional revenue losses are possible in CY 2022 and CY 2023.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details