An article by Colorado Politics used data from CHI's 2022 ARPA Financial Maps to report on Colorado's spending of $9.59 billion of federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act. CHI's interactive graphic shows the spending by categories, such as the state legislature, local governments, education, state agencies, and others.
The article quotes Communications Director Joe Hanel, "ARPA funding might not be top-of-mind for a lot of people right now, but it's an unprecedented amount for the state, cities, counties and schools,” he said. "A lot of the money is just starting to be put to use, and the impacts are going to be felt in health and social policy in Colorado for many years to come.”
The article breaks down spending for the state legislature, local governments, education, state agencies, and other.