NACo Consolidates, Submits Questions on Federal Rescue Funds

The National Association of Counties has submitted a broad list of questions, and supporting documentation, to the US Department of Treasury – as counties across America develop their plans for putting federal rescue funds to work across their communities.

The US Department of Treasury welcomed input from a variety of stakeholders on implementation of the recent American Rescue Plan, and its accompanying provisions for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. With federal funds flowing directly to county governments, Treasury will develop guidance on its uses, limitations, and reporting.

No surprise, the direction on allowable uses tops the list from county officials responding to the Association’s inquiries. From the letter:

An overwhelming number of respondents indicated that the most helpful information the White House and U.S. Treasury could provide to counties to help us effectively spend this new aid is guidance on the allowable use of funds.”

The full NACo submission is available here:

NACo Letter to Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

NACo Appendix_Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties