The National League of Cities (NLC), in combination with technology and data partner Polco, is designing and developing a simple, powerful, and standardized tool for our municipalities to assist with ARPA Treasury spend tracking and reporting (at no cost to you!). The tool is in its final stages of design, will be tested with a few pilot communities over the next few weeks, and will be available to you for utilization in July with plenty of time ahead of initial reporting deadlines. Utilization of these standardized tools will make it easy to generate the necessary reporting, yield insights, and demonstrate progress, which should help maximize the likelihood of continued access to outyear funds.
NLC intends to use insights from this information to help share trends and best practice; and to help local governments better navigate the years ahead.
You can access the slide deck for more information here.