American Rescue Plan Act
IMPORTANT UPDATE - April 16, 2021:
In order to receive ARP Funds, all municipalities must ensure they have a valid DUNS number.
A DUNS number is a unique nine-character number used to identify an organization and is issued by Dun & Bradstreet. The federal government uses the DUNS number to track how federal money is allocated. A DUNS number is required prior to registering with the SAM database, which is outlined below. Registering for a DUNS number is free of charge.
If an entity does not have a valid DUNS number, please visit https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/ or call 1-866-705-5711 to begin the registration process.
Please see our US Treasury Guidance page for more details.
If you have questions or need more information, contact MML at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-295-9100.
ONGOING - The National League of Cities is hosting weekly American Rescue Plan Act implementation information calls every Friday at 1:30 p.m. through April 23. These calls are an opportunity to receive updates from NLC's Federal Advocacy team on how the Administration will be delivering this relief and what you need to know to access and administer for your communities.
- NLC Update Call #1: March 19, 2021 (recording)
- NLC Update Call #2: March 26, 2021 (recording)
- NLC Update Call #3: April 2, 2021 (recording)
- NLC Update Call #4: April 9, 2021 (recording)
- NLC Update Call #5: April 16, 2021 (recording)
- NLC Update Call #6: April 23, 2021 - REGISTER
NLC has identified municipal officials frequently asked questions about Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund grants, and have provided answers based on available information to help you prepare while we all wait for official guidance. These answers will be updated when additional information becomes available.
Senate Democratic Leadership has provided the latest information on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The State and Local Fact Sheet includes a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) critical to local governments such as how ARPA funds may be used and how they will be distributed. MML will continue to provide these updates as they become available.
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN’S CORONAVIRUS STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUNDS - Senator Cardin's Office - March 11, 2021
MML wishes to thank Senators Cardin and Van Hollen, along with the rest of the Maryland delegation, as well as the National League of Cities and their federal partners for their tireless effort in securing local government assistance in the American Rescue Plan Act.
Estimated Funding by Municipality
Please note these calculations remain tentative until further validation from the Treasury Department.
|Chevy Chase Sec. Five||$586,730|
|Chevy Chase Sec. Three||$663,623|
|Chevy Chase View||$819,081|
|Chevy Chase Village||$1,718,399|
|East New Market||$315,096|
|Havre de Grace||$11,716,205|
|Loch Lynn Heights||$442,973|
|Mountain Lake Park||$1,733,443|
|North Chevy Chase||$497,299|
Allowable Uses of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
- Respond to or mitigate the COVID-19 health emergency or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, nonprofits, and aid for tourism, travel, and hospitality;
- To provide essential workers with premium pay;
- Cover revenue loss as a result incurred as a result of the COVID-19 emergency; or
- To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure
Prohibited uses of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
- Funds may not be used to support any pension fund or to offset a tax cut
The U.S. Treasury Department will be working on clarifying these guidelines and we will post that information here as it becomes available.
American Rescue Plan Spending: Recommended Guiding Principles
For many jurisdictions, the funding provided under ARPA is substantial and could be transformational for states and local governments in their pandemic rescue and recovery efforts. Elected leaders will need to decide how to best use the additional funding consistent with the ARPA requirements, which are very broad.
Resource Guide from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
What Every Local and Tribal Government Needs to Know About the Federal Stimulus
The role local and tribal governments play in supporting their communities has been newly acknowledged with another tranche of COVID-19 relief funding and additional emergency responsibilities to match. Employees might be rehired, deferred maintenance projects may resume, services previously cut could return.
Resource Guide from eCivis &