In March of 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 authorized the $350 billion State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund), which provided $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America. With these critical resources, counties are strengthening America’s workforce, addressing the nation’s behavioral health crisis, expanding broadband access, improving housing affordability and building prosperous communities for the next generation.

In this resource hub, find stories of counties investing these resource to support our residents, technical assistance in implementing these programs in your county and our latest analysis and research.

Technical Assistance & Treasury Guidance


ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Obligation Updates & Guidance

This overview provides information about the major updates to eligible uses the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s definition of obligation and its impact on counties and our American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investments.

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Treasury Department releases new obligation guidance for the ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Treasury released new FAQs related to their Obligation Interim Final Rule for the ARPA Recovery Fund.

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

Annual Project and Expenditure Reports are due to the U.S. Treasury Department on April 30 for all counties, parishes and boroughs that received ARPA Recovery Funds.

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Updated NACo Analysis: Overview of U.S. Treasury's Final Rule for ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund

Explore NACo's updated analysis for Treasury's Final Rule for the ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund. The updated analysis examines revenue loss allocations, clarifies eligible and ineligible uses and reporting requirements.

County News Spotlight on ARPA Investments

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ARPA funds help county build, track broadband

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Changing lives: ARPA funds Cook County guaranteed income pilot program

A little boost, just $500 a month, could help a transit-dependent resident in suburban Cook County, Ill. finally buy a car and expand her horizons for a new job, a better job, away from the bus or train lines.

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