On March 11, 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package or American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill, was passed by the 117th United States Congress and signed into law.
The purpose of the bill is to send relief to states and local governments affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic allowing them to better respond to the resulting public health needs and economic hardships that communities continue to experience nationwide.
American Rescue Plan Reporting Resources
For detailed information regarding recipient compliance and reporting responsibilities, please visit the U.S.Treasury Compliance and Reporting Website.
The U.S. Treasury facilitated a series of webinars to provide an overview of the American Rescue Plan Compliance and Reporting Guidance issued on June 17, 2021, and can be accessed below:
States, Territories and Cities/Counties with population greater or equal to 250,000
Counties/Cities with population less than 250,000 and awards over $5M
Counties/Cities with population less than 250,000 and awards under $5M
· Webinar: Due to technical difficulties no webinar recording for Tribal Governments is available, but Tribal Governments may watch this webinar for Counties and Cities receiving less than $5 million in funding, noting that for Tribal Governments the Project and Expenditure
Compliance and Reporting Timelines:
How to Submit Reporting
The U.S. Treasury will begin to accept recipients’ reports through the Treasury Submission Portal and will issue a User Guide and other reference materials before reporting deadlines.
U.S. Treasury Contacts
America Rescue Plan reporting questions can be directed to: SLFRP@treasury.gov
For technical assistance please contact: covidreliefITsupport@treasury.gov
Non-Entitlement Units (NEUs)
Local governments with populations under 50,000 will receive an allocation determined by the U.S. Treasury that will be distributed by the state. The allocation amount is determined by the U.S. Treasury based on population and needs within that population. The allocation will be distributed in 2 separate tranches. The first tranche will be distributed within 30 days of the funding being issued to the state. The second tranche will be distributed no earlier than one year after the first tranche was received.
To assist in preparing for the NEU certification for ARP, please use this checklist prior to completing the certification. NEUs will use the Grants Portal (link below). While ARP is not a grant, DOLA is using the Grant Portal as an established mechanism for distributing funds. For questions on how to create an account in the Grants Portal, please watch the posted webinar below.
Counties and Metro Cities
All counties and Metro Cities will be receiving direct allocations from the U.S. Treasury. Metro Cities are defined and identified by the U.S. Treasury as communities with populations over 50,000.
How to Request Funding for Counties and Metro Cities:
1. Navigate to the U.S. Treasury Request Funding Page
2. Review Eligibility Criteria
3. Click on “Treasury Submission Portal”
4. Complete the form
U.S. Treasury Eligible Spending Resources
American Rescue Plan Interim Final Rule
American Rescue Plan
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds FAQ
American Rescue Plan FACT Sheet
ARP NEU Guidance
Coronavirus Recovery Funds Quick Reference Guide
Compliance and Reporting Guidance - State and Local Recovery Funds
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - Supplemental NEU FAQ
DOLA Interim Final Rule Expense Summaries
Regional Team Contacts: