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OUR COMMUNITIES WILL RECEIVE
in necessary aid through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Learn everything you need to know about funding through ARP.
Estimated Local Allocations in the American Rescue Plan
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Latest American Rescue Plan Provisions From Congress
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 – the latest COVID-19 stimulus package – is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill. Within the ARP, the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provides $350 billion for states, municipalities, counties, tribes, and territories, including $130 billion for local governments split evenly between municipalities and counties.
NLC has developed a summary of other notable provisions relevant to municipalities and local leaders in the ARP while we wait for additional spending guidance for the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.
The American Rescue Plan Act
Here are two high level summaries of the bill from the 117th Congress.
Estimated Allocations and Spending Guidance
NLC is working with U.S. Department of Treasury on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act in our nation’s municipalities, writing letters to the Department on the details and timing of the anticipated guidance, and we will work to make suggestions on behalf all local governments.
We must be patient until Treasury can provide an accurate and official calculation of grants to municipal governments. In the meantime, local leaders: continue to assess the needs in your community.
- In the final version of the legislation, all recipients of money will have to provide periodic reports to Treasury.
- Entitlement Cities will receive a direct allocation from the Treasury Department within 60 days of the bill signing.
- Non-Entitlement cities will receive a pass through from their state within 30 days.
- There is iron clad language in the ARP that uses the word “shall” to ensure that states pass the money through to municipalities.
- The Secretary of Treasury can allow up to 120 days for the state to pass through the money if they can show undue burden, including penalties on the states if they do not share.
American Rescue Plan Implementation Questions
The American Rescue Plan Act includes unprecedented aid to local governments, including every city, town and village in America. NLC is working with the Department of the Treasury to address the details and provide guidance to municipalities, but we need your help.
Please provide any questions that you have about ARP’s direct relief to local government.
American Rescue Plan Questions and Feedback
The American Rescue Plan Act includes unprecedented aid to local governments. Congress continues to refine the estimates for allocations from the State and Local Fiscal Relief Funds.
NLC is working with the Department of the Treasury to address the details and provide guidance to municipalities, but we need your help.
Let us know if you have any questions about how much money your community can access, how to tap into aid and spending guidance by filling out our feedback form.
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