DATA & RESOURCES

DATA FAQs

SEAP has a number of different resources on demographics (data like age and race) and economic indicators (median income, health insurance coverage rates, and similar data), and visualizations to better understand American Rescue Plan spending at the local level. Some or all of this data is available for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Demographics and Economic Indicators can be found in our Tableau visualization.

Details about the data and dashboard visualization is also available here.

Demographic and economic indicator datasets are available here.

ARP Community Needs Survey - Launched in November 2021, the SEAP surveyed nearly 4,000 food insecure households in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana through the Propel application. SEAP’s findings revealed challenges for both individual residents and whole communities. Our team also gathered feedback on how respondents would like their local leaders to prioritize ARP funds in their communities. This information is available on our dashboards or you can view the full report.

ARP Spending Tracker - As part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) provides unprecedented direct assistance to every community in the US, totaling $170 billion. The ARP Local Funds Spending Tracker collects real-time data tracking how local leaders are planning for and spending SLFRF funds.

Data will be updated periodically, as sources are updated. Demographics are updated annually, while other indicators vary.

 

The ARP survey data is updated monthly.

If you’re following American Rescue Plan engagement and spending, SEAP has data for you! 

Our ARP Community Survey identifies challenges Southerners are experiencing as a result of the pandemic. In addition, the survey seeks to provide more insight into where residents want local leaders to prioritize ARP spending in their communities. Local activists and organizers can also use the data to bring the community's voice to the table. 

As part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) provides unprecedented direct assistance to every community in the US, totaling $170 billion. The ARP Local Funds Spending Tracker collects real-time data tracking how local leaders are planning for and spending SLFRF funds. 

No worries! SEAP has a data training that provides step-by-step instructions for our resources.

Email SEAP's Data Director - mfilippelli@rooseveltinstitute.org