In May 2021, the U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on $350 billion approved for state and local governments under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Non-entitlement units of general local government (NEUs) will receive $19.5 billion as part of the state and local fiscal recovery funds. NEUs will receive funds from their respective states.
Further details are available on Treasury’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds page.
Treasury will release further guidance on distributions to NEUs soon.
Local governments not included on the list of Metropolitan allocations may be considered NEUs. States will be allocated funds from Treasury to distribute to NEUs. States will distribute funds based on the population of each local government in the non-metro areas.
NEUs are required to report annually on expenditures. Reports are due October 31 for the annual period ending September 30. Further reporting will be required each year with same end date and reporting deadline. Reports are to include the following information:
Financial and supporting documents must be kept for five years following expenditure of funds.
Most provisions of Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) are applicable to funds. Grant recipients should refer to the Assistance Living for specific provisions which do not apply available on beta.SAM.gov.
The following uses of funds are prohibited: