Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to Host American Rescue Plan Webinar: Opportunities to Fund Water Infrastructure Priorities

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, along with MACo, is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 14 on possible ways to use ARP funding for water Infrastructure.

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Register for the Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v5NU8YZkR3ybCIhk0HrkGg

Event Details:

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: an allocation of $65.1 billion for local government use to respond to acute pandemic response needs, fill revenue shortfalls, and support hard-hit communities. It also allows funds to be used for “necessary investments in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure.”

This 1.5-hour webinar will provide an overview of the ARP, detail how funds can support stormwater and wastewater, share several examples of local government plans for funding, and provide a follow-up document with jurisdiction and national resources for additional questions. The webinar goals are to address questions, learn of examples, and consider funding projects that address long-standing water infrastructure needs.

Speakers:

  •  Diana Esher, EPA Region 3 Acting Director
  •  Adam Pugh, National Association of Counties Associate Legislative Director
  •  Carolyn Berndt, National League of Cities Sustainability Legislative Director
  •  Jasmine Gore, Local Government Advisory Committee Chair
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