What does using ARPA for revenue loss mean?

The federal government allows local governments that lost revenue (lost taxes, utility payments, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic to use ARPA funds, up to the amount of revenue lost, for "government services."  This category is extremely discretionary and allows the funds to be used for any service traditionally provided by a government. Treasury’s Final Rule allowed local governments to claim a standard allowance of $10 million in lost revenue. The City of Missoula took this standard allowance, and you’ll see the “government services” language in the “City Operations” category on this website.

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1. What is ARPA?
2. What does using ARPA for revenue loss mean?
3. What are eligible uses of ARPA funding?
4. Why did the City of Missoula get direct funding?