What are the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds?
Established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Program (SLFRP) provides $350 billion in emergency fiscal recovery funding (FRF) for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments. All state and local governments are eligible for some amount of aid to respond to acute pandemic needs, fill revenue shortfalls, and provide much needed support to populations hardest-hit by COVID-19.
Civilytics has created a number of resources to help you and your community understand this important program including the amount of funding, the timeline for funding, the eligible uses of funds, and the ongoing monitoring and reporting requirements for this funding. See below for our coverage!
- A 2 page explainer on fiscal recovery funds
- FAQs on the eligible use categories
- Public health and economic impact
- Premium pay
- Revenue loss
- Investments in infrastructure
- FAQs on administration of the funding
- Aid estimates for all municipalities
- Civilytics’ Proposed Comments on Treasury’s Interim Final Rule
Official Guidance from Treasury
- State and Local Fiscal Recovery Program Fact Sheet
- US Treasury Fiscal Recovery Fund Interim Final Rule (published 5.10.21)
- State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Homepage
- Guidance on Allocating Aid to Non-entitlement Units (published 05.27.21)
- Official State and Local Fiscal Recovery FAQ (published 06.07.21)
- Non-entitlement Unit Aid FAQ (published 06.07.21)
Ideas for Spending Funds
Civilytics is also committed to helping communities find ways to use the funds that meet the critical needs of this moment. See below for our ongoing coverage on eligible funding uses and details on how your community might establish a program to do things like provide housing, eliminate rent or water debt, compensate essential workers in the private sector, and support a more equal recovery.