American Rescue Plan

Purpose

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

·        Webinar

·        Presentation on Reporting Guidance for State and Territory Recipients

·        Presentation on Reporting Guidance for Cities/Counties with population greater or equal to 250,000

Counties/Cities with population less than 250,000 and awards over $5M

·        Webinar

·        Presentation

Counties/Cities with population less than 250,000 and awards under $5M

·        Webinar

·        Presentation

Tribal Governments

·        Presentation

·        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:
Reporting Graph
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.

Checklist for NEUs to Prepare for ARP Certification

How to Create a Grants Portal Account for NEUs for the ARP Webinar

NEU Grants Portal Certification for ARP - Printable Instructions

NEU Grant Portal Certification for ARP - Instructions Webinar  

NEU Allocations

Finding Your NEU Recipient Number in the Grants Portal

Grants Portal

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

Infrastructure Summary
Payroll & Premium Pay Summary
Revenue Loss Claims Summary
Support Public Health Response & Equity-Focused Services Summary
Expense Categories Summary

Federal Requirements

DUNS Number and SAM.gov Registration Video Training
Single Audit Requirement Video
 

Meetings

July 14, 2021 - Meeting Agenda
- Meeting Recording

June 30, 2021 - Meeting Agenda
- Meeting Recording

June 7, 2021 - Meeting Agenda
- Meeting Recording

May 24, 2021 - Meeting Agenda
- Meeting Recording
- Meeting Summary


Contact


Regional Team Contacts:
Regional Managers