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Historic Infrastructure Funding Opportunities Open to Local Governments

Historic Infrastructure Funding Opportunities Open to Local Governments

February 14, 2022  by  Eric Lowell
Category:  Public Works Finance Federal Funding

Building a Better America invests $400 billion over five years to support major transportation and infrastructure projects nationwide. Local governments are eligible for funding, including for several competitive grant programs, and should begin the planning process now. 

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Treasury Releases Final Rule on American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds

Treasury Releases Final Rule on American Rescue Plan Fiscal Recovery Funds

January 24, 2022  by  Eric Lowell
Category:  COVID-19 Federal Funding

Local governments seeking guidance on how to use Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) now have an answer in the recently released Final Rule from the ​U.S. Department of Treasury.

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Treasury Issues Guidance for Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Treasury Issues Guidance for Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

May 13, 2021  by  Eric Lowell
Category:  COVID-19 Federal Funding

This blog post reviews the May 2021 interim guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Treasury regarding how Local Fiscal Recovery Funds may be spent under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), including allowed uses, replacing lost revenues, and reporting requirements.

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American Rescue Plan Provides More Relief to Local Governments

American Rescue Plan Provides More Relief to Local Governments

March 17, 2021  by  Eric Lowell
Category:  COVID-19 Federal Funding

The American Rescue Plan Act ("ARP" or "ARPA") provides significant new funds for local governments, as well as an optional expansion of FFCRA leave. While we don't yet know all the logistics, this blog post provides a preliminary overview.

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New Federal Funding for Rent and Utility Assistance

New Federal Funding for Rent and Utility Assistance

March 1, 2021  by  Eric Lowell
Category:  COVID-19 Federal Funding

This blog provides an overview of new funding available through the Coronavirus Response Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) to help with rent and utility assistance for any households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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