Calling on Congress to Take Action on Infrastructure

Source: National League of Cities

400+ City Leaders Call on Congress to Take Immediate Action on Infrastructure

Last week, more than 400 NLC members sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to pass a comprehensive infrastructure package. Local leaders stressed that eliminating inefficient bureaucratic processes and streamlining investment directly to local governments will ensure that every dollar is quickly used to help build and maintain critical infrastructure. To send a similar letter to your Congressional delegation, click here.

Road Safety Mini-Series

Initiative: Vaccinating Hard-to-Reach Communities

Act: Tell Congress to Move on Infrastructure Investment

Response and Recovery

Help is Here For You!

On July 19, the Treasury Department updated their FAQ page to help clarify questions about the Interim Final Rule.

If you have general questions about the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, please email the U.S. Department of Treasury at or call 844-529-9527.   

5 Big Takeaways from Treasury’s July FAQ Updates

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) includes significant direct recovery funds for states, counties, and municipalities through its State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF). The Department of Treasury has been tasked with administering the SLFRF grant program. Here’s a rundown of five key takeaways cities should take note of from Treasury’s most recent FAQ update.
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Resource: Connecting More Residents to the Child Tax Credit

With APRA’s passage, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) has been expanded and provides additional financial support to families across the country. Local leaders have a role to play in ensuring that all families understand the changes made to the CTC and where they can go to get help accessing the funds. Local leaders can also connect families with community programs that will allow them to save for the future.
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Procurement 101: How to Spend ARPA Dollars Wisely

With the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) infusing a large number of resources into cities, towns, and villages to assist in the Country’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that local leaders re-familiarize themselves with their local procurement processes.
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Advancing Justice and Community Safety via the American Rescue Plan

Both as a part of their American Rescue Plan Act strategy and ongoing efforts toward community safety, municipalities are taking the lead on strategies to address violence and crime holistically.
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Highlight Your Ready to Rebuild Infrastructure Project

Local governments are ready to rebuild and to make their cities better places to live. NLC will keep calling on Congress directly to invest in local infrastructure and prepare for a better future, but we need cities to speak up for themselves too.
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GSA Webinar

Whether it’s personal protective equipment, security cameras or bottled water, GSA Disaster Preparedness and Security and Protection categories provide SL&T agencies with direct access to products, services and commercial experts. GSA is hosting a webinar on these programs on August 3rd. Register Here >

NLC City Summit | Salt Lake | November 18-20, 2021
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