NLC Federal Advocacy Newsletter – Treasury Help Center for SLFRF Recipients Shutting Down 

Source: National League of Cities

Last week, the Department of Treasury announced their assistance to local governments with questions about the complex rules and requirements of the American Rescue Plan Act’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program would be dramatically scaled back starting Monday, October 17, 2022. Learn more.

Navigating Federal Transportation Programs and New Technical Assistance

What Cities Should Know About the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program  

A Connection is Not Enough: Getting Devices & Computer Training to City Residents

Response and Recovery

Local Investment in Workforce is Essential to Economic Recovery 
Mayors share why each of their cities chose to allocate American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds towards ensuring their communities have a trained and prepared workforce to meet the growing demand of employers. Learn More >

Preparing Youth for the Infrastructure Jobs of the Future 
Learn about ways cities can invest in long-term workforce development by investing in support for youth. Learn More >

Looking Ahead to the 2030 Census: Get Involved Now 
Although it seems far away it’s not too early to start thinking about the next U.S. Census in 2030. The Census Bureau has already started the process for gathering feedback for the 2030 census and local leaders can engage in this process now to ensure future federal funding is flowing to their community in an accurate and accountable way.    Learn More >

Checklist: Using Federal Uniform Guidance for ARPA Funds 
The Department of the Treasury released a list of eligible uses and restrictions for recipients to follow when utilizing ARPA SLFRF funds. To help local leaders and local government staff understand these regulations, NLC created a general checklist for recipients to review when using SLFRF funds. Learn More >


Revolutionizing Transportation: The SMART Program 
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established DOT’s historic Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grant program. SMART will help local communities leverage advanced smart city or community technologies to improve transportation efficiency and safety. This Local Infrastructure Hub session will focus on how local leaders can develop competitive SMART applications, featuring several special guest speakers, including Mike Bloomberg.   Register Here >

Finding Funding for EV Charging 
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) establishes two programs for building out a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network. The first and largest is the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, which over the next five years will send $5 billion to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to build chargers every 50 miles along key travel routes. Learn More >

EPA Seeks Comments on Forthcoming Lead and Copper Rule Improvements 
Under Executive Order 13132: Federalism, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments from local governments on potential forthcoming changes to the Lead and Copper Rule. EPA is considering changes to requirements related to lead service line replacement, tap sampling and compliance, trigger and action levels, and small system flexibility. Comments are due Dec. 13.  Learn More >

Webinar: How to Fix the FCC’s Fabric Map (and why it matters)
Join mapping and broadband experts on Friday, October 21st at 2PM EST as they discuss how local and state governments can engage with the FCC’s Fabric Challenge Process.Learn More >

Technical Assistance & Funding Opportunities

Environmental Protection Agency – Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.
Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis 
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Department of Housing and Urban Development – Continuum of Care (CoC) Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness.
Closing Date: 10/20/2022 
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Department of Agriculture Rural eConnectivity Program (ReConnect)
Closing Date for this round: 11/02/2022 
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Department of EnergySolarAPP+ Prize.
Closing Date: 11/04/2022 
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Department of Transportation – Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART).  
Closing Date for this round: 11/18/2022 
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Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program (Assessment, Cleanup and Multipurpose Grants).
Closing Date: 11/22/2022 
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Department of Transportation – Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program (CRISI).
Closing Date for this round: 12/01/2022 
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AmeriCorpsAmeriCorps State and National Grants.
Closing Date: 1/4/2023 
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Department of Housing and Urban Development Choice Neighborhoods Program.
Closing Date: 1/11/2023
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Federal Emergency Management AgencyBuilding Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC).
State Closing Date: 1/27/2023 – Local sub-application dates are sooner .
Apply Here >