American Rescue Plan

Informational Webinar Series

MML is hosting a webinar series to help Maryland's municipalities through the ARP implementation. 

Webinar One - April 28, 2021

Mike Wallace, NLC's Legislative Director for Housing, Community and Economic Development pays a special visit to the Maryland Municipal League to discuss the latest on U.S. Treasury Department guidance as well as best practices for using ARP funds. WATCH RECORDING

Webinar Two - Wednesday, May 19th 

Irma Esparza Diggs, NLC's Director of Federal Advocacy, joined us to  discuss the latest on the U.S. Treasury Department's Interim Final Rule and the best practices for using ARP funds. 

Webinar Three - Thursday June 17, 2021

Maryland Department of Budget & Management along with Hagerty Consulting provide information on how Non Entitlement Units (NEUs) can submit their information to the State to receive their ARP Funds.

ARP UPDATES

May 24, 2021

Treasury released additional guidance for Non Entitlement Units (NEUs) which includes all but 9 municipalities in Maryland.  The 8-page document provides further information on eligibility and a step-by-step guide for states to allocate and distribute funds to their NEUs. - READ MORE

May 10, 2021

The US Treasury released further guidance on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) as it relates to the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. - READ MORE

May 5, 2021

NLC suggests that municipalities begin budgeting to hire an auditing firm for a single audit if they believe they will expend more than $750,000 in federal awards in a year based on The Single Audit Act - READ MORE 

April 16, 2021:

In order to receive ARP Funds, all municipalities must ensure they have a valid DUNS number - READ MORE 

Guiding Research

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 &