On May 11, 2021 President Biden signed a third stimulus package into law, known as the American Rescue Plan Act. This act provides funding for units of government to use for replacing lost revenues and making needed investments in critical water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure. The initial guidance for the use of these funds has finally been released and funds are coming soon.
Our Funding & Asset Management team is closely monitoring the legislation and accompanying guidance from the federal government. Below are the ARP resources they have prepared to help clients like you. For more specific guidance on how the ARP may be applied to your programs or projects, reach out to Jessica Leggett.
The UNC School of Government (SOG) is offering free meetings via Zoom to address questions about ARP/ARPA Funds (AKA Coronavirus Local Fiscal Relief Funds, CLFRF, or Fiscal Relief Funds).
Each ARP Office Hour session will begin with a brief overview/update and then open up for questions about distribution, expenditure authority, and compliance requirements. Calls will be led by members of the School of Government. Colleagues from the NC League of Municipalities, NC Association of County Commissioners, NC Pandemic Recovery Office, Department of State Treasurer, and others may also join as schedules allow.
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How to Participate
For weekly Zoom login information, subscribe to the SOG’s Community Development listserv.
Interested in having a trusted partner assist you with scheduling and attending one of these sessions? Contact Jessica Leggett.
Jessica is a Senior Project Manager in WithersRavenel’s Funding & Asset Management department and a former NCDEQ Project Manager and Engineer. She assists local governments with strategic consulting initiatives as well as grant/loan-related projects. Her experience in state government helps local governments find solutions for their real-world issues.