Navigating the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Source: National League of Cities

Is your city, town, or village trying to navigate the many opportunities available in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law? Watch our growing series of explainer videos with experts to help you navigate the programs and grants available through this historic law. Learn about tools to find programs that fit your communities needs, public transportation funding opportunities, rural electric mobility infrastructure planning, and more.

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Response and Recovery

Final Rule on ARPA SLFRF Grants: 10 Things for City Leaders to Know
Last month, Treasury released their Final Rule for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). The new Final Rule is more comprehensive and significantly longer than the interim rule, arriving at over 400 pages. Here’s what city leaders need to know.
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Working Toward an Equitable Recovery
To better understand the extent to which SLFRF provides cities with an opportunity to bridge these equity gaps, NLC analyzed whether communities with higher levels of unemployment, COVID-19 fatality and poverty received greater allocations per resident.
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Increased Flexibility for Water Infrastructure Projects Under ARPA Final Rule
With the release of the American Rescue Plan Act Final Rule from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, local governments can celebrate some key wins, including expanded flexibility for water and wastewater projects under the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
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White House Infrastructure School Webinars
The White House announced a new webinar series, Infrastructure School. Sign up for the upcoming webinars here:

Electric Vehicles: Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 4PM ET. Register Here >
Public Transportation: Thursday, Feb. 24 at 4PM ET. Register Here >
Railroads: Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 4PM ET. Register Here >

Webinar: FCC Update & States Discuss NG911 Cybersecurity Assessments
Join David Furth and Rachel Wehr from the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau as they provide an overview of recent FCC activities impacting 911.
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Why 16 Minnesota Cities Joined Together in a Climate Emergency Campaign
Last month, 16 Minnesota cities worked together to each declare a climate emergency or something similar. Three Minnesota local elected officials share in their own words why taking bold action to address climate change is important to their communities.
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NLC Member Survey: Governing Local Public Safety and Law Enforcement Programs
In February of 2021, the National League of Cities (NLC) launched the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force made up of local leaders from across the country. Continuing to build on the work of the Task Force, in the recent NLC membership survey, we asked city leaders to tell us how they govern their public safety programs and identify their municipalities’ top public safety concerns.
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Notice of Funding Opportunities

Department of Agriculture – Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program.
Closing Date: 2/22/2022.
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Department of Agriculture – Rural Development Business Grants.
Closing Date: 2/28/2022.
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Department of the Interior – National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Technical Assistance Program.
Closing Date: 3/1/2022.
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Economic Development Administration – American Rescue Plan Act Economic Adjustment Assistance. Closing Date: 3/31/2022.
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