American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

How should Harpswell expend its ARPA funds? 

The Town of Harpswell is seeking public input for expending ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds.  While these funds initially had  limitations on how they could be used, the rules now allow general use purposes under the revenue loss category. 

The Town received $519,720, plus interest.  Please see below a list of approved projects approved by voters.

We invite you to submit comments by dropping them off at the Town Office, sending to the Town at P.O. Box 39, Harpswell, ME 04079 or by email to:   All comments will be provided to Select Board members. 

More Information:

U.S. Treasury information

Maine Municipal Association information

Projects approved by voters 4/23/22:
  Planning Services to update the Town's Comprehensive Plan
  Updating Town's website
  Affordable Housing needs analysis
  Emergency Communications Consulting Services
  Cardiac Compression Machine for Town's dedicated paramedic vehicle
  Reimburse Orr's/Bailey Isl Fire Dept for cardiac compression machine
  Broadband Services Consultant
Projects approved by voters 03/11/23:
  Additional Funds re:  Comprehensive Plan Update
  Additional Funds re:  Broadband
  Fire Departments - Life Packs
  Heating Assistance Program