Funding

U.S. Treasury Guidance

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Non-entitlement Units of Local Government

The Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund will provide $861.8 million to support hundreds of non-entitlement units of local government in Georgia, which are local governments typically serving a population under 50,000.

Non-entitlement Guidance Treasure Guidance, Fact Sheets, and FAQs for NEUs

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

On Monday, May 10, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced the launch of the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program, which provides $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

Treasury Guidance, Fact Sheets and FAQs

Additionally, Treasury released the Interim Final Rule (IFR) for the program that sets forth eligible uses for funding, which includes responding to acute pandemic-response needs, filling revenue shortfalls, and supporting the communities and populations hardest-hit by the COVID-19 crisis. With the launch of the program, eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments will be able to request funding from Treasury to address these needs.

Please note that this release only includes final allocation amounts for cities over 50,000 population and total amounts that will be distributed to each state for municipalities under 50,000 population. Treasury indicates they will release more details about how small cities will be able to access allocations the week of May 17, 2021 (see Estimated Allocations below).

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NEU Allocations

Cities in the Non-Entitlement Unit of Local Government Category (generally, those under 50,000 population) will receive your ARPA Local Fiscal Recovery funds via a pass-through from the state. The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget is administering the portal for NEU’s to receive their grant funds. Allocation amounts for each NEU jurisdiction, additional guidance for NEUs, NEU checklist for payment request, and Terms and Conditions are available on the OPB website.

 

National League of Cities' American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Summary of Provisions

The National League of Cities developed a searchable summary of provisions offered to municipalities and local leaders by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

View the NLC's ARP Dashboard

NLC’s Letter to U.S. Treasury

The National League of Cities wrote a letter to the U.S. Treasury on March 25, urging that guidance on the American Rescue Plan be in agreement with the principles central to municipal leadership and recovery. This includes requests regarding broadband, infrastructure and other critical allowable uses for ARP funds. The letter additionally shared many of our cities' most pressing questions.

Read the Letter to the U.S. Treasury