American Rescue Plan Act
Principles for ARPA Funding
o Familiarize yourself with the separate program categories funded by the ARPA.
o Save local recovery funds for gaps and priorities not eligible for other state/federal assistance.
o When planning, assess government operations AND Community needs.
American Rescue Plan Act Spending Guiding Principles Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
American Rescue Plan: Eligible Uses and Strategies for Readiness (PDF) Baker Tilly
Local Governments Need to Plan for Covid Relief Funds Under the American Rescue Plan Act (PDF) Anita Gallucci & Mike May, Boardman & Clark LLP
Information on ARPA
Allocations (Excel) by Municipality under the American Rescue Plan Act
American Rescue Plan Act and State Aid Programs for Local Governments (PDF) To the Wisconsin Legislature with the Wisconsin Counties & Wisconsin Towns Association
Resources on Use of ARPA Funds
Resources and Contact Information to Support Local Government Utilization of ARPA Funds UW-Extension at UW-Madison
Impact on Employers
One of the unexpected provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a requirement that employers provide fully funded COBRA premiums for six months between April 1 and September 30, 2021. This subsidy requirement applies to all employer-sponsored plans covered by state and/or federal health insurance continuation laws. Learn more.
National League of Cities (NLC) Resources
The American Rescue Plan Act: Local Funding Discussion (PDF) by Michael Gleeson, National League of Cities
National League of Cities Letter to Secretary Janet Yellen, U.S. Dept. of Treasury (PDF) asking for guidance.
o Water, sewer, or broadband projects do not have to be tied to the pandemic.
o Municipalities can spend the money on tax relief. The state cannot.