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 Seth Robertson or Jessica Leggett.
Seth Robertson, PE
Seth is WithersRavenel’s Head of Funding & Asset Management and a former North Carolina funding program manager. He has experience with funding programs from both sides of the table. He is also a certified Asset Manager and Professional Engineer, allowing him to understand and address challenges related to process design, project and program management, environmental permitting, and remediation design.
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.