Treasury Department highlights important resources ahead of annual ARPA Recovery Funds P&E Report deadline on April 30

Treasury Department

Key Takeaways

On April 30, 2024, annual Project and Expenditure (P&E) Reports are due to the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) for all counties, parishes and boroughs that received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). These required, periodic reports provide Treasury with financial and current performance information on projects using Recovery Funds. 
To help counties navigate the reporting process, Treasury has provided several tips and responses below that answer many of recipients’ most common questions:

  • Where can I find the SLFRF award reporting requirements?
    The best resource for any reporting questions is the SLFRF Compliance and Reporting Guide.
     
  • Do I have to submit a report if I haven’t spent any of my SLFRF award funds? 
    Yes. Recipients must continue to submit the required reports via Treasury’s Portal regardless of whether SLFRF award funds have been obligated or expended. Until closeout procedures for the SLFRF program are finalized and published, recipients must also continue to submit the required reports even if SLFRF funds have been fully spent and reported.
     
  • How can I create an account and assign user roles in Treasury’s Portal?
    Treasury has provided recorded webinars for step-by-step instructions on how to create an account and login and for assigning and updating user roles in Treasury’s Portal. For more information, see also Treasury Guidance on registering with ID.me or Treasury Guidance on registering with Login.gov (creating an account) and Updating User Roles in Portal (assigning user roles).
     
  • How can I enter multiple projects into my P&E report?
    The Treasury Portal has the functionality to accept bulk project uploads. You can learn more about this by viewing the SLFRF: Using Bulk Uploads for Reporting webinar.
     
  • What do I do if I'm having issues submitting the required reports?
    If you are experiencing any exceptional circumstances preventing you from submitting the required reports, please email a detailed explanation of the situation with any supporting screenshots or relevant documentation, as appropriate, to SLFRF@Treasury.gov.
     
  • Where can I find more information about the program, including eligible uses of SLFRF funds?
    Treasury's website provides information about the SLFRF program, including the eligible use categories for use of SLFRF funds as summarized in the Overview of the 2022 Final Rule, Overview of the 2023 Interim Final Rule, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as well as information about reporting requirements.

PRO-TIP: Treasury suggests that before recipients submit their Project and Expenditure (P&E) report, they please take a few moments to bookmark the links above in a browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge and use that browser when submitting your report. (As a reminder, the Treasury portal does not work well on Internet Explorer.) They also encourage recipients to visit their newsletter subscription webpage and sign up to receive the latest updates and news about the Recovery Funds program.

Additionally, Treasury has published several Self-Service resources as well as the guidance and videos listed below:

GUIDANCE:
Recipient Compliance and Reporting Responsibilities Webpage
Compliance and Reporting Guidance
Project and Expenditure Report User Guide
Audit Requirements
SLFRF Frequently Asked Questions
Eligible Uses

VIDEOS:
P&E Report Portal Demonstration Part I (for counties that are only reporting revenue replacement)
P&E Report Portal Demonstration Part II (for counties with reports that include project expenditure categories)
Simplified P&E Report Portal Demonstration (for counties that received less than $10 million in Recovery Funds)
NEU Portal Demonstration with Reporting & Compliance Responsibilities Overview 
(provides key resources and a "how-to" training to complete the annual report)
SLFRF Login.gov Account Explainer Video
SLFRF ID.me Account Explainer Video
Trouble Shooting Reporting Explainer Video
Reporting Requirements Explainer Video
Understanding User Roles in the Treasury Reporting Portal

For more information, please see Treasury's Recipient Compliance and Reporting Guidance page.

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