American Rescue Plan
The Maryland Municipal League wishes to share two important updates related to the American Rescue Plan (ARP):
1) Among the primary allowable uses of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the ARP are “necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure.” To help local governments better understand how these funds can support stormwater and wastewater systems, the Maryland Municipal League has joined a conglomeration of entities supporting local government in sponsoring a 90-minute webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 10-11:30 a.m. Webinar goals are to address questions, learn of examples, and consider funding projects that address long-standing water infrastructure needs. You can register for the webinar here --> https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v5NU8YZkR3ybCIhk0HrkGg
2) In advance of the October 31 deadline for Non-Entitlement Units (NEUs) to provide the first Project and Expenditure Report to the U.S. Treasury, MML wants to ensure that all of the state’s NEUs have reviewed the Compliance and Reporting Guidance. Detailed information related to the Project and Expenditure Report begins on page 15.
Webinar Four - Thursday, August 5, 2021
From the National League of Cities (NLC):
In May, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance for the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund, including information about receiving funds, allocations for metropolitan cities, eligible uses, ineligible uses and reporting requirements. Additional guidance has also been released for non-entitlement units of local government.
- Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds
- Interim Final Rule
- Treasury FAQ
- NLC Letter to Treasury (3.25.2021)
- NLC Comments to Treasury (7.1.2021)
The Treasury Department plans to help mitigate the administrative burden. For general questions about the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund, email the Treasury at SLFRP@treasury.gov.
Want to know how much money your city, town or village can receive?
Did you know that your state municipality can recover revenues lost due to the pandemic? Take the first step and determine how much your community is eligible for by downloading the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) beta-tested revenue replacement calculator, modeled off the Treasury and Census guidance on revenue calculation.
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 &