US Treasury Department Guidance

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

NEW - ARPA Reporting Deadlines Moved Back

More Information on the Conclusion of the Public Comment Period and the Interim Final Rule on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (PDF) September 30, 2021 (Learn more in the League's October 1, 2021 Capitol Buzz here.)

Non-Entitlement Units (NEUs) WILL NOT Use for Reporting 

Based on the reporting concerns raised by communities, State Leagues and the National League of Cities, Treasury WILL NOT be requiring NEU’s (non-entitlement units, generally communities under 50,000 in population) to utilize the system for reporting and compliance. The following message is directly from Treasury: 

"Our expectation right now is no, NEUs will not be required to use for reporting. We are working on rolling out an alternative, more user friendly method for NEUs to login to the Treasury portal, and guidance will be developed in the near future. We'll share more details as it gets developed." 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

If you have specific questions on ARPA contact

Treasury General FAQ for all Local Governments (PDF) July 19, 2021
(Includes all previous FAQs) 

Treasury Guidance on the DISTRIBUTION of Funds to Non-Entitlement Units of Govt. (PDF) June 30, 2021

League ARPA Guidance FAQ (PDF) May 24, 2021

Lost Revenue: What Municipalities Need to Know by the NLC, June 3, 2021


The Calculator was created by the League in partnership with the Wisconsin Towns Association with help from the WI Department of Revenue. Read the Media Release on WisBusiness here

The Calculator will download to your computer as an Excel spreadsheet.  

General Information

General information & Quick Reference Guide (PDF) 

American Rescue Plan Fact Sheet (PDF) & American Rescue Plan Interim Final Rule (PDF) May 10, 2021

Qualified Census Tracts

WI Dept of Revenue Information and Guidance May 5, 2021

WI Dept of Revenue Instructions for Requesting ARPA Payment June 3, 2021 (As detailed in the Capitol Buzz) 

WI Dept of Revenue Coronavirus Local Recovery Funds Request Form posted – File Today June 8, 2021 

League Comments

League Comments on the Interim Rule (PDF) July 13, 2021


Rice Lake Municipal Clerks/Treasurers ARPA Presentation (PDF) October 2021

City of Madison Overall 2022 Budget Strategy and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Proposed Projects & Prioritization (PDF) JUNE 21, 2021

League NEU Treasury Guidance Roundtable Presentation (PDF) May 25, 2021

League ARPA Guidance Review Roundtable Presentation (PDF) May 11, 2021

National League of Cities ARPA Presentation (PDF) May 21, 2021

Request Funding


Local governments designated as non-entitlement units are eligible to receive Funds as provided in the American Rescue Plan Act. They will receive the funding directly from the state no later than 30 days after the state receives the funding. Non-entitlement communities SHOULD NOT request ARPA funds through the Treasury portal.

NOTE - information presented in Toni Herkert's August 2021 presentation to NEWREP has changed. Specifically the Reporting Deadlines have been moved back.  See the information on this page at the top of the left hand column.   

Recipient Compliance and Reporting Responsibilities US Treasury overall website for reporting.  Includes: 

  1. US Treasury's Portal for Recipient Reporting User Guide (PDF) August 9, 2021
  2. State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (LFRF) Compliance-and-Reporting-Guidance.pdf ( (PDF) June 17, 2021