On May 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury released an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The ARPA includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America and other crucial investments in local communities. On July 16, NACo submitted comments on Treasury’s IFR that provides key recommendations to ensure the successful implementation and execution of the Recovery Fund for county governments.
Now that Treasury has distributed a significant portion of these critical funds, NACo is launching a new virtual meetup series that will bring together county leaders and experts from across the country for discussions on common challenges and opportunities associated with the Recovery Fund. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage on a broad range of topic areas regarding the execution of the Recovery Fund, as well as offer the chance for county officials to share innovative approaches to investing these dollars.
To sign up for these virtual meetups, click here. The first session will be on August 10 at 1:00 pm.
The MACo Summer Conference will also feature a deep dive with an expert panel on how to navigate the American Rescue Plan Act funding opportunities and challenges, rules and regulations, and best practices.
The “American Recovery Plan Put to Action” session, will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021; 9:00 am – 10:00 am.
The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 18-21 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s theme is “Resilient. Responsive…Ready.”
Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference: