NLC Federal Advocacy Newsletter – New Treasury Guidance on ARPA SLFRF Eligible Uses

Source: National League of Cities

On August 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury released its long-awaited Interim Final Rule on ARPA Flex. We break down the new expenditure categories and what you need to know »

ARPA Flex and The National Environmental Policy Act »

Climate and Clean Energy Programs One Year After the Inflation Reduction Act »

Congress Must Pass Emergency Funding for Disaster Relief »

Key Federal Updates

New DOE Build America, Buy America (BABA) Waiver: The U.S. Department of Energy released a General Applicability Public Interest Waiver for BABA equipment purchasing requirements. Eligible entities with EECBG program formula allocations totaling $250,000 or less are exempt from BABA requirements.  Learn More »

Leverage Partnerships for Community Agriculture Programs, Education: Learn more about opportunities for local governments in the Farm Bill, the most impactful piece of legislation related to agriculture and food. Learn More »

One Year After the Inflation Reduction Act: Future Programs: This blog is the second of a two-part series looking at the status of 10 key programs from the IRA and resources for local leaders. Learn More »

Despite New Federal Guidelines, Local American Rescue Plan Priorities Remain Unchanged: The latest update on how ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) are being put to use. Learn More »

Technical Assistance and Funding Opportunities

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