Source: National League of Cities
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes the Senate
The U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes $550 billion in new federal investments in America’s infrastructure and will add an estimated two million jobs per year to the national economy. Local leaders in cities, towns, and villages helped make this infrastructure package possible in Washington after years of advocacy. View NLC’s full statement here.
Response and Recovery
Help is Here!
Today, Treasury released the User Guide: Treasury’s Portal for Recipient Reporting. The User Guide provides recipient governments with instructions to submit information in the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) recipient reporting portal. It contains detailed guidance and instructions on how to create and submit Interim Reports, Project and Expenditure Reports, and Recovery Plans as required by Treasury’s 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 SLFRP@treasury.gov or call 844-529-9527.
- Treasury Department General FAQ’s updated as of July 19
- Treasury Department FAQ’s for NEUs as of June 30
- Status of Payments to States for Distribution to NEUs
- Treasury webinar on evidence and evaluation for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds recipients related to the Recovery Plan Performance Report, due August 31
How Local Incentives Can Help Accelerate the Vaccination Effort
Throughout America’s vaccination efforts, financial incentives have proven to be a motivating factor for some people to get vaccinated. Learn more about how state, territorial, and local governments can use the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to provide incentives to increase the number of people who choose to get vaccinated, or that motivate people to get vaccinated sooner than they otherwise would have. Learn More >
Rental Assistance Finder
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) introduced a new “Rental Assistance Finder” tool that members of your community can use to learn about emergency rental assistance available to tenants and landlords. Learn More >
Webinar: How ARPA is Helping Cities Improve Health Equity
This webinar will bring together a panel of health equity and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) experts to discuss how municipalities can leverage ARPA funds to strive for health equity. Register Here >
Webinar: GSA Cooperative Purchasing Program
Under the COOP program State, Local & Tribal (SL&T) governments have access to purchase information technology, security and protection products, services, and solutions via GSA Schedules at any time, for any reason. The Schedules Program offers a wide array of IT commercial products and services. Register Here >
Building Better Connections in Tukwila, WA
With infrastructure investments, Tukwila can complete a new bridge and increase equity by reducing the Tukwila’s digital divide. Tukwila’s infrastructure story is one of the hundreds across the country. Learn More >
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. Learn More >
EPA Begins Two-Step Rulemaking Process on ‘Waters of the U.S.’
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold several stakeholder meetings in Aug. to gather feedback on how to define “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act as the agency undergoes rulemaking processes to repeal the Trump Administration rule and write a new rule. A meeting on Aug. 25 is dedicated to small entities, including small local governments. Learn more about the agency’s plans here. Review Summary Information >