White House to Host American Rescue Plan Implementation Call with Michigan Elected Officials Thursday

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Dene Westbrook

Mayors across the nation met Wednesday with White House leaders about the American  Jobs Plan, including Westland Mayor Bill Wild, MML President; Lansing Mayor Andy Schor; and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. Other elected officials in Michigan are invited to a similar meeting on the American Rescue Plan 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1.

White House officials are having a virtual briefing with Michigan elected leaders Thursday (tomorrow) about the implementation of the American Rescue Plan at the local level.

This free briefing for Michigan elected officials is by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and National Economic Council. The event is 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, and it’s being promoted by the National League of Cities (NLC) and shared by the Michigan Municipal League.

Go here to register: Webinar Registration – Zoom (

In addition. here is more information about the ARP being shared by the NLC:

The National League of Cities continues to work with U.S. Department of Treasury on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act in our nation’s municipalities. Last week, the NLC submitted a letter asking for additional spending guidance for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Relief Fund.

About the American Rescue Plan Act Summary

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act will deliver $65.1 billion to cities, towns and villages, in addition to a host of other relief programs. Last week, NLC hosted its second weekly update call, which provided an overview on how ARP will help cities stabilize local government operations. The NLC and the League are still awaiting Treasury guidance on how municipalities can spend the money; however, there are certain principles that cities can begin to follow now. NLC Update Call #2: American Rescue Plan Implementation – National League of Cities.

Seven Local Goals for Recovery Legislation

Cities, towns and villages are ready to rebuild. Earlier this week, NLC released seven key goals for Congress and the Administration to work together with cities, towns and villages on as they advance the next step of critical recovery legislation.

What Cities Need to Know as Congress Ramps Up Community Prioritized Investments

The U.S. Congress is getting ready to take suggestions on worthy city projects ready for investment, but the opportunity to submit them is going to move quickly. Earmarks, or Congressionally directed project spending, were discontinued for several years, but both the House Democratic majority and House Republican minority have made changes to their rules to allow a new version of to return. Learn more about submitting community supported projects. Your community is asked to share your policy priorities and local conditions by filling out this NLC survey here.

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