Earlier this week on August 31, counties were required to submit an Interim Report and Recovery Plan Performance Report (if applicable) for the American Rescue Plan’s (ARP) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to the U.S. Treasury Department. Since the deadline has passed, Treasury announced the following important updates:
COUNTIES EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH RECOVERY FUND REPORTING
Treasury understands that some recipients have had technical problems that have made it difficult for them to submit their reports on time. Treasury continues to assist individual recipients and hopes to resolve remaining technical issues as soon as possible. Counties who made a reasonable effort to file before the deadline will not be counted as late if they experienced technical issues in the reporting system that prevented them from filing on time.
COUNTIES IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS
Treasury recognizes that recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Ida and wildfires, impacted the ability of some counties to submit reports by the deadline. Any jurisdiction that is covered by a governor or tribal declared state of emergency and remains unable to submit the report due to emergency conditions should notify Treasury, providing a clear explanation of why the report has not been submitted, and proposing a specific date by which the report will be ready for submission. Treasury will document this information in its reporting system so that your jurisdiction will not be included in any public reporting about jurisdictions that failed to submit reports in a timely manner.
Extension requests and related explanations should be sent to SLFRP@treasury.gov. The Interim Report and the Recovery Plan Performance Report (Recovery Plan), if applicable, should be submitted through Treasury’s State, Local and Tribal support portal. Please note the reporting extension due to Hurricane Ida is eligible for counties in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi only.
REPORTING PORTAL WALKTHROUGH
To assist counties, the U.S. Treasury released a recorded presentation providing a walkthrough of the reporting portal and instructions on completing required reports. Access the U.S. Treasury’s Compliance and Reporting Requirements webpage with more information on how to complete the reports here.
QUESTIONS AND TECHNICAL ISSUES