American Rescue Plan Implementation Update 3/23 – NLC

Source: National League of Cities

The passage of the historic American Rescue Plan means over $65 Billion will be delivered directly to cities, towns and villages. Now the real work begins. The National League of Cities (NLC) will be here to answer questions and support your responsible stewardship with tools and guidance.

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American Rescue Plan Act Summary
The historic American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act will deliver $65.1 billion to cities, towns and villages, in addition to a host of other relief programs. Last week, NLC hosted our first weekly update call, which provided an overview on how ARP will help cities stabilize local government operations. We are still awaiting Treasury guidance on how municipalities can spend the money; however, there are certain principles that cities can begin to follow now. View the presentation from the first update call.

3.8.21 Estimated State and Local Allocation Outputs Released by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform
The House Oversight and Reform Committee staff has provided updated estimates on state and local allocation outputs as of 3/08/21. These estimates are not final and are subject to change. Please review the Committee’s notes related to the allocation and read their supplemental explainer, which offers an in-depth guide to interpreting the estimates.


How the American Rescue Plan Is Providing More Money to Families through Tax Credits
Local leaders have a role to play in helping residents understand their eligibility for tax credits, where to go to file their taxes for free, and how to connect with safe banking products. The recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act changes one important tax credit for families this year. Learn more.

What Cities Need to Know as Congress Ramps Up Community Prioritized Investments
Congress is getting ready to take suggestions on worthy city projects ready for investment, but the opportunity to submit them is going to move quickly. Earmarks, or Congressionally directed project spending, were discontinued for several years, but both the House Democratic majority and House Republican minority have made changes to their rules to allow a new version of to return. Learn more about submitting community supported projects.