Due to the overwhelming interest in this topic, the White House and U.S. Department of the Treasury are having additional briefings on the new guidelines municipalities must follow for the American Rescue Plan assistance. The National League of Cities and the Michigan Municipal League also have free informational virtual events to share Michigan-specific information later today and Monday. Register for today’s NLC event here and the MML’s Live with the League conversation on Monday here when we will discuss the new guidelines and what they mean for our members.
The new guidelines, which are 151 pages long (view them here and view an MML break-down of them here), were released Monday and White House briefings for municipalities reached capacity so these new briefings have been scheduled for 5 p.m. today (May 12) and 4 p.m. tomorrow (May 13). Register here for today’s briefing and here for tomorrow’s briefing.
In addition, here are some resources provided by the White House and Treasury Department:
- Fact Sheet: State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
- State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Website: https://www.treasury.gov/SLFRP
- For general inquires, please contact: [email protected]
Here are some additional resources provided by NLC and the federal government:
The National League of Cities has sent the MML the following documents detailing the guidelines and allocations:
- Official Guidelines from Treasury – 151 pages
- MML talking points about the guidelines for League members
- List of recovery funds by metro cities
- List of recovery funds by county
- List of recovery funds for non-entitlement support by state (Please Note: The State of Michigan is getting $644 million for non-entitlement communities. A list of non-entitlement support by community is coming soon from the Michigan Department of Treasury, hopefully next week.)
- Press Release: Treasury Launches Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Here is a video from the League about our new talking points (printable pdf of the talking points is here):