ARP: Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) is a plan introduced by the current administration with varying grant and provisions to help families, organizations, and state & local governments recover from the impacts of Covid-19.  According to the U.S. Treasury, state and local revenues have “plummeted as a result of the economic fallout from the crisis.”  This page provides a guide for the ARP provisions for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF).

$350 Billion Emergency Funding for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments

for States
for Local Governments
for Tribal Governments
for Territories

Reporting Portal & Instructions

On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury released the “User Guide:  Treasury’s Portal for Recipient Reporting” with instructions for submitting information into the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) recipient reporting portal. The User Guide is intended to supplement the Compliance and Reporting Guidance that was issued on June 17, 2021. 

Reporting deadlines are approaching quickly so be sure to check out the specific requirements and due dates for compliance by entity type and size by clicking on the two guides provided below.

Fund Uses

Revenue replacement for provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 expenditures or negative impacts of COVID-19, including assistance to small businesses, households, and hard-hit industries, and economic recovery.
Premium pay for essential workers.
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband infrastructure.
no taxes
Cannot be used to directly or indirectly offset tax reductions or delay a tax or tax increase
no pension
Cannot be deposited into any pension fund.

How to Request Funding

Funds are subject to Uniform Guidance requirements and may be subject to a Single Audit if criteria is met for the entity. Additionally, funding must be spent by the end of Calendar Year 2024. Eligible governmental entities may request their allocation of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the Treasury Submission Portal. 

If you have any concerns or questions, please know you can reach out to our team!

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