American Rescue Plan Act

US Treasury & WiDOR Department Information and Guidance

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 of 2021 (PDF) Legislative Fiscal Bureau Comprehensive Summary

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

American Rescue Plan Act General Information

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.  

Basic FAQ

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.  

MMA Framework for Best Use of ARPA Funds