American Rescue Plan Act Final Rule
Under ARPA, the State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) provides $360 billion to state, local and tribal governments, of which $20 billion is established as a tribal set-aside to support tribal response to and recovery from COVID-19 public health emergency. The program ensures that local and tribal governments have the resources to:
• Fight the pandemic and support families and businesses struggling with public health and economic impacts.
• Maintain vital public services, even amid declines in revenues; and
• Build strong, resilient, and equitable recovery by making investments that support long-term growth and opportunity.
The U. S. Treasury initially published its Interim Final Rule on May 17, 2021, to provide interim guidance on the application and use of SLFRF; and requested comments from tribal governments and the general public that would be used in the publication of the Final Rule. After receiving and carefully considering the comments, the U.S. Treasury adopted the Final Rule on January 6, 2022, to be effective beginning April 1, 2022. The U.S. Treasury made the following revisions to the SLFRF program:
Who Should Attend?
Tribal councils, school boards, health boards, federal awarding officials and their subordinates, tribal and federal project managers, tribal engineers, tribal administrators, tribal finance staff, tribal purchasing staff, tribal consultants, attorneys; construction contracting firms.
What Will I Learn?
Replacing Lost Public Sector Revenue
Responding to Public Health and Negative Economic Impacts of COVID-19
Water, Sewer, Broadband Infrastructure