American Rescue Plan Put to Action at #MACoCon

As we begin the long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments are looking to make smart investments with the American Rescue Plan funding they receive. Join us at the 2021 Summer MACo conference for a deep dive on ARPA funding, sponsored by NORESCO.

small plants sprouting from stacks of coinsAmerican Rescue Plan Put to Action

The American Rescue Plan Act includes unprecedented direct and flexible aid for states and local governments to mitigate the fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to ensuring a robust and equitable recovery, this one-time infusion of resources provides an opportunity to invest in economic development, infrastructure, housing, transportation, human capital, and other critical areas. While program deadlines place some emphasis on speed, careful planning is essential to optimize the value of recovery dollars while complementing broader county planning. In this session, an expert panel will discuss funding opportunities and challenges, rules and regulations, and best practices to ensure this funding will enable communities to recover, rebuild, and thrive.


  • Mark Ritacco, Director of Government Affairs, National Association of Counties
  • Ted Zaleski, Director of Budget and Management, Carroll County
  • Shelly Heller, County Administrator, Kent County

Date/Time: Saturday, August 21, 2021; 9:00 am – 10:00 am

View the brochure for the full schedule and details on sessions being offered at this year’s conference!

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