ARPA Dollars at Work in Prince George’s County

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law. Under the Act, $350 billion was provided for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency through the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (CSFRF) and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFRF). 

Prince George’s County was awarded $176.6 million, with $32.3 million allocated to support investments in stormwater management and flooding infrastructures. Learn more about the ARPA here.


Here’s a look at one of the ARPA-funded projects:


McCarthy Park Stream Restoration


Project Location: Ritchie Marlboro Road and the Capital Beltway on Southern Springs Lane in Upper Marlboro. 

This project involves a stream restoration of approximately 3,770 linear feet of stream channel located within McCarthy Park in Largo, MD.  The project consists of 5 unnamed tributaries to the Southwest Branch of the Patuxent River watershed.  The project aims to provide water quality improvements in fulfillment of the County’s MS4 permit requirements. This water quality project is anticipated to yield 284.25 impervious acres treated. The delivery mechanism is engineering design through consultant services contracting and construction implementation via the County’s Capital Improvement Program. The project is in the final design phase, with permits scheduled to be completed by June 2023 and immediately followed by the construction phase, with completion anticipated in December 2024.


Project Schedule:

Design Completion June 2023

Construction StartJuly 2023

Construction Completion:  December 2024


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