The bipartisan State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act would provide additional flexibility for the $350 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (Recovery Fund) authorized under the American Rescue Plant Act (ARPA).
On October 19, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan bill, and companion legislation (H.R. 5735) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. If enacted, the bill would allow counties nationwide to use a total of over $27 billion for new transportation and infrastructure projects and over $17 billion for government services. NACo sent a letter to U.S. House leadership urging swift passage of S. 3011.
The Recovery Fund, which NACo helped develop and strongly advocated for its passage, is a historic investment in our nation’s counties. These funds provide direct, flexible aid for every county, parish and borough in America. The legislation would strengthen the Recovery Fund by providing counties with the flexibility to invest funds in transportation, infrastructure and government services.