Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury laid out the steps that metropolitan cities and non-entitlement units of local government need to take to receive their grants from the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA).
The National League of Cities (NLC) is here to answer questions and support your responsible stewardship of these critical funding opportunities with tools and guidance.
Here is how you can take action:
Response and Recovery
UPDATED Local Relief Frequently Asked Questions
The U.S. Department of Treasury has laid out the steps that metropolitan cities and non-entitlement units of local government need to take to receive their grants from the American Recovery Plan Act. NLC has identified frequently asked questions about Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund grants, and we have provided answers based on available information.
Supporting Local Businesses with America’s Rescue Plan
The passage of the American Rescue Plan brings opportunities to provide relief to Main Street businesses hit hard by the pandemic. The success of targeted small business aid depends on high-level engagement and intervention by local leaders. Learn more.
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On Earth Day 2021, the Biden Administration will convene a Leaders Summit on Climate with dozens of world leaders to underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action.” Learn more about the Cities Race to Zero Campaign, a potential platform for collective local climate action.